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

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

HOME GROUND: City of Manchester Stadium

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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

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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