Pep Guardiola’s inform Manchester City side will travel to Sunderland as they take on relegation threatened Sunderland side at Stadium of light this Sunday, 05 March 2017. Important game this one as City can reduce the gap at top of the table to just 8 points as Chelsea play on Monday night. However Sunderland will setup to frustrate City and should be a cracking game this one.
Sunderland 0-2 Manchester City Highlights:
[ English Premier League 2017 Match ]
42′ 0 – 1 Sergio Aguero scored just before halftime to put City in lead.
59′ 0 – 2 Leroy Sane made it 2-0 just after the halftime to finish off a struggling Sunderland.
Rock bottom in the league and three points away from safety, Sunderland will be hoping to put together a good show and get something out of this match. If Middlesbrough and Crystal palace win their respective games that will leave Sunderland 6 points behind the 17th place and with only 12 games to play for that might be end of Sunderland’s chances of survival
Manchester City do have some injury worries but Guardiola can still go with a very strong side where Aguero to start upfront with Leroy Sane and Sterling playing in three man attack. Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Fernandinho to start in central midfield roles giving them much needed fluidity.
Cliche and Sagna set to start as full backs while new signing John Stone to partner Otamendi in in central defense. Pep Guardiola is apperently is a not big fan of England keeper Joe Hart and we might see a surprise with Caballero being in the goal. Sunderland on the other hand will start with a 5 man midfield of Khazri, Rodwell, John Oshea, McNair and Borini while Defo to start upfront on his own.
Match Predictions: Guardiola’s first game as City manager at Etihad Stadium has all the ingrediants for a winning start. They are playing against a team who are one of the 4 odds on favourite for relegation and with Aguero, De Bruyne, Silva and Toure all fit and raring to go I can only see one result here. Man City 3-1 Sunderland.