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Aguero has already scored 13 Premier League goals this season. [Reuters]

Manchester City take on Cardiff City at the Etihad Stadium as the Citizens look to keep pace with leaders Arsenal at the top of the table.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm GMT. Highlights of the game will be available on BBC Match of the Day on BBC One from 10:20 pm GMT.


City have been in unrelenting form in the last couple of months and are on the verge of notching up their 100th goal this season, having already scored 99 after their 5-0 hiding of Blackburn Rovers in the third round replay of the FA Cup midweek.

Manuel Pellegrini has voiced his desire to win the quadruple and are well on their way into the finals of the Capital One Cup at Wembley where they will face local rivals Manchester United or Sunderland.

The Citizens are also favourites for the title given their strength in depth which will prove the difference once they move go into the latter stages of the tournament.

Their last game in the league ended in a controverial 2-0 win over Newcastle where Cheick Tiote's goal was cancelled by the referee after Yoann Gouffran was adjudged to be interfering with play from an offside position.

Meanwhile, Cardiff will take pleasure from the fact that they are among the few teams to win against City, having beaten the title favourites 3-2 at the Cardiff City Stadium earlier in the season.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjær will know that this is a completely different game from what transpired earlier given City's form at home. Currently struggling in the relegation zone, the new manager will look to push for a point, which will take them out of the bottom three.

Their last game in the league ended in a 2-0 loss to West Ham at home and the team will be looking to bounce back from the disappointment.

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What the Managers Say

Manuel Pellegrini: "We will try to do a good game for the fans, so far we are doing well but every game is different. They only lost to Arsenal late on in the game so we are not thinking it will be an easy game. All of the players must know that winning tomorrow is the only important thing. It's not important for us to think about what happens in one or two months."

Ole Gunnar Solskjær: "You have to go up there with the mindset of having a go and taking something from the game. We are relishing the challenge because when you go to places like Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford, you are going to be tested."

Manchester City

  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): W W W D W
  • Last Result: Manchester City 5-0 Blackburn Rovers

Cardiff City

  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first):L W L D L
  • Last Result: Cardiff City 0-2 West Ham

Team News

Manchester City

  • Injured: Samir Nasri(knee), Stevan Jovetic(hamstring), Jack Rodwell(hamstring)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-Up: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov; Touré, Fernandinho; Milner, Silva, Dzeko; Agüero.

Cardiff City

  • Injured: Jordan Mutch(hamstring), Andrew Taylor(ankle)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-Up: Marshall; Théopihile-Catherine, Caulker, Hudson, John; Medel, Whittingham; None, Kim, Odemwingie; Campbell.