Premier League football 2012/13: Team guide - Manchester City

Your complete guide to City's players, formation and chances in the new season

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Premier League football 2012/13: Team guide - Manchester City
Written By
Helen Kitley

HOME GROUND: City of Manchester Stadium

MANAGER: Roberto Mancini


LAST SEASON STATS

PREMIER LEAGUE: 1st

FA CUP: 3rd Round

LEAGUE CUP: Semi-finals

EUROPE: Champions League group stages, Europa League last 16

TOP SCORER (all comps): Sergio Aguero, 30


SQUAD

KEEPERS

1 Joe Hart

30 Costel Pantilimon

37 Gunnar Nielson

DEFENDERS

2 Micah Richards

4 Vincent Kompany

5 Pablo Zabaleta

6 Joleon Lescott

13 Aleksandar Kolarov    

15 Stefan Savic

22 Gael Clichy

28 Kolo Toure

38 Dedryck Boyata

MIDFIELDERS

7 James Milner

8 Samir Nasri

11 Adam Johnson    

17 Jack Rodwell

18 Gareth Barry

21 David Silva

34 Nigel De Jong

42 Yaya Toure

62 Abdul Razak

FORWARDS

9 Emmanuel Adebayor

10 Edin Dzeko

14 Roque Santa Cruz

16 Sergio Aguero

32 Carlos Tevez

45 Mario Balotelli

60 John Guidetti

ManCity Star

STAR MAN: YAYA TOURE

Yaya had a huge say when it came to the crunch in last year’s title race – he knows how to crash in big goals at big moments and that’s what champions need

GOAL KING: SERGIO AGUERO

He started like a train last season and ended up with 23 Prem goals in his first season – just think how many he’ll bash in this term now he’s well and truly settled 

SUMMER TRANSFERS

IN: None

OUT: Greg Cunningham (Bristol City, free), Owen Hargreaves (released), Gunnar Nielsen (released), Stuart Taylor (released), Wayne Bridge (Brighton, loan)

STRONGEST LINE-UP

[GK] HART
[RB] RICHARDS
[CB] KOMPANY
[CB] LESCOTT
[LB] CLICHY
[CMF] Y. TOURE
[CMF] BARRY
[RW] NASRI
[AMF] TEVEZ
[LW] SILVA
[CF] AGUERO

4-4-1-1

Style: Patient but powerful

TOP THREE TWITTER STARS

1 SERGIO AGUERO - 438,594 followers

2 SAMIR NASRI - 993,142 followers

3 VINCENT KOMPANY - 454,536 followers


RATINGS

DEFENCE: 9

MIDFIELD: 8

ATTACK: 9

OVERALL: 9


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