Sunderland V Man City
Stadium of light
31st August 2008
Sunderland welcome Man City to the Stadium of Light for this weekends fixture. Roy Keane`s side are looking to win their third game on the trot after beating Spurs and Forest last week.
Sunderland Team News:
Sunderland are without Steed Malbranque, Kenweyne Jones, Teemu Tainio and the suspended Michael Chopra.
Kieran Richardson is a doubt and will face a lat fitness test
Player to watch: Andy Reid
He was man of the match at Forest and is looking in good form.
Manchester City Team News:
Man City are without Valeri Bojinov, Benjani Mwaruwari and Darius Vassell
Sean Wight-Philips is expected to make his second debut after sign from Chelsea earlier in the week.
Player to watch: Elano Blumer
The Brazilian was City`s best player last season and we will have to mark him out the game to stand a chance of taking all three points.
Match Facts & Stats
In our last 6 league meetings with Man City on Wearside we have Won 2, Lost 3 and Drew 1.
Last time in the league at the Stadium of Light we lost 1 - 2 Manchester City`s
Darius Vassell stole the three points for City, his scuffed shot secured all three points for City. There other goal was a penalty which Elano scored. Our goal came from Dean Whitehead.
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