MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli both start for Manchester City in tonight’s Capital One League Cup – 3rd round game against Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium.
The pair were on the bench in City’s 1-1 Barclays Premier League clash with Arsenal over the weekend, but manager Roberto Mancini has decided to start them tonight.
Also starting the game are Gareth Barry, James Milner, and Jack Rodwell, while Kolo Toure captains the side in this game.
Scott Sinclair and Edin Dzeko are amongst those starting on the bench.
Aston Villa meanwhile, starts with Shay Given in goal, while forward Gabriel Agbonlahor also starts with Daren Bent left on the substitutes bench.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa
Manchester City: Pantilimon, Rodwell, K. Toure (C), Nastasic, Barry, Razak, Suarez, Milner, Kolarov, Tevez, Balotelli.
Subs: Wright, Lescott, Evans, Sinclair, Dzeko, Helan, Scapuzzi.
Aston Villa: Given, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Bennett, El Ahmadi, Delph, N’Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Weimann, Benteke. Subs: Guzan, Baker, Bent, Albrighton, Lichaj, Herd, Bannan.