Stoke-on-Trent (Sporting Alert) — Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko will lead the Manchester City attack in today’s English FA Cup fourth round clash with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.
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Also starting today is goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon, who will be making his fourth appearance of the season, while playing in hi second FA Cup game.
David Silva, Vincent Kompany, Gareth Barry and James Milner all start as well for Manchester City, who are favoured to win this one and move on to the next round.
Joe Hart, Scott Sinclair, Jack Rodwell and Sergio Aguero are the amongst the substitutes. The was, however, no Mario Balotelli or Samir Nasri.
Meanwhile, Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson has recovered from a back problem to start, while Ryan Shotton was also an unexpected inclusion in starting line-up to face Manchester City.
Tony Pulis has recalled Thomas Sorensen to start in goal, while Michael Kightly also earned a recall.
Charlie Adam, Michael Owen, Peter Crouch and Dean Whitehead are all on the bench.
Stoke City v Manchester City Teams
Stoke City: Sorensen, Shotton, Shawcross, Huth, Wilkinson, Kightly, Nzonzi, Whelan, Etherington, Jones, Walters. Subs: Nash, Owen, Adam, Whitehead, Upson, Crouch, Jerome.
Manchester City: Pantilimon, Zabaletta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Milner, Barry, Garcia, Silva, Tevez, Dzeko. Subs: Hart, Clichy, Rodwell, Sinclair, Aguero, Rekik, Lopes.
Referee: H. Webb