(Sporting Alert) — Sergio Aguero for Manchester City, who are without midfielder Yaya Toure because of injury for today’s Barclays Premier League game against Sunderland.
Aguero will lead the attacking line and he will be partnered by Alvaro Negredo, with Edin Dzeko dropped to the bench.
There is also no David Silva, so James Milner starts in midfield alongside Javi Garcia, Fernandinho and Samir Nasri. Aleksander Kolarov also starts, while Gael Clichy, who started against Liverpool dropped to the bench.
Meanwhile, Sunderland have started Seb Larsson and Santiago Vergini today, as they seek to win points in the battle to stay in the Premier League next season.
Manchester City v Sunderland
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov, Milner, Javi Garcia, Fernandinho, Nasri, Aguero, Negredo
Subs: Richards, Lescott, Dzeko, Rodwell, Clichy, Pantilimon, Jovetic
Sunderland: Mannone, Vergini, O’Shea, Brown, Alonso, Cattermole, Borini, Larsson, Colback, Johnson, Wickham
Subs: Altidore, Ba, Giaccherini, Scocco, Ustari, Mavrias, Agnew
Referee: Martin Atkinson