Manchester City’s great start to the Premier League has been greatly contributed to by their tight defence, with their last four games in all competitions finishing goalless at half time.
Manchester City can all but seal a Champions League qualification spot with victory over Tottenham Hotspur though PFA Young Player of the Year Harry Kane, one behind City’s Sergio Aguero in the chase for Premier League Golden Boot, will be a threat, says Eliaquim Mangala.
Argentina have been integral to Manchester City’s recent success – the player of the year award has gone to an Argentine in three of the last five years – with four still remaining in Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Willy Caballero and Sergio Aguero.
Swansea are flying high in fifth place, just three points behind City, and they head to the Etihad looking to better the 3-0 defeat they suffered there last season.
Dashing has acquired licensing rights to use the club crest and player imagery in national TV marketing and social media campaigns as the club sniff dominance in Asia
Tweeting the Blues: Twitter reaction from Manchester City’s Argentina stars after Germany win World Cup
The South American pair, along with Sergio Aguero, lost out on glory in Brazil when Mario Gotze fired in an extra-time winner to break Argentine hearts in the Maracana and back home.
Manchester City’s cousins from Down Under – after Melbourne Heart were rebranded last month – are holding a 17-day training camp in the UK before returning to Australia for their FFA Cup clash against Sydney FC.
Manchester City’s Argentinian trio Martin Demichelis, Pablo Zabaleta and Sergio Aguero have are flying high ahead of the World Cup in nearby Brazil.
‘Absolute nonsense’: FIFA chief slams Pellegrini after Manchester City boss’ criticism of Barca clash ref
City manager criticised Jonas Eriksson’s performance and may face a UEFA charge upon the governing body’s receipt of the referee’s match report
Manchester City v Barcelona top five talking points: Blues left with mountain to climb at the Nou Camp
Martin DeMichelis’ red card effectively ended the contest and has given Manchester City a mountain to climb in second leg