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Man City 3 Aston Villa 2

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Citizens more than capable of destroying us so today has to be a containment job. Can't let them hammer us.

Have, very optimistically, gone for a 2-2 draw but don't hold much hope of that happening.

NoNoNo! Containment is not an option - attack is our best form of defence - let's have a crack at them - fancy us to ruffle their feathers and not sure city players want it as much as us .

We tried a negative containment game at United and got thumped - the players are good enough - let them play .

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NoNoNo! Containment is not an option - attack is our best form of defence - let's have a crack at them - fancy us to ruffle their feathers and not sure city players want it as much as us .

We tried a negative containment game at United and got thumped - the players are good enough - let them play .

An open game would suit City down to the ground though.

Have to be sensible and adapt to the opposition.

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An open game would suit City down to the ground though.

Have to be sensible and adapt to the opposition.

I expect a Spurs style game where we hit them fast and hard on the break and play some neat football- have been unimpressed with city in recent weeks - looks like a team already thinking of the summer hols .

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I expect a Spurs style game where we hit them fast and hard on the break and play some neat football- have been unimpressed with city in recent weeks - looks like a team already thinking of the summer hols .

Away form is dodgy but no issues at home. They're hoping to win their fifth consecutive home game. Look at their scoring record at home - and how few they have conceded.

Tough test today and I maintain that, above all else, we need to avoid a hammering.

Depending on results elsewhere, we could be in serious sh*t again after this weekend and being beaten 4-0 won't help our cause.

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I expect a Spurs style game where we hit them fast and hard on the break and play some neat football- have been unimpressed with city in recent weeks - looks like a team already thinking of the summer hols .

I think the two in the hole behind Benteke could really work. Toure won't chase back which will give one of Grealish or N'Zogbia a fair bit of space.

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I think the two in the hole behind Benteke could really work. Toure won't chase back which will give one of Grealish or N'Zogbia a fair bit of space.

Gabby is supposed to be okay for tonight so I would expect Grealish behind Gabby and Benteke if that's the case.

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Away form is dodgy but no issues at home. They're hoping to win their fifth consecutive home game. Look at their scoring record at home - and how few they have conceded.

Tough test today and I maintain that, above all else, we need to avoid a hammering.

Depending on results elsewhere, we could be in serious sh*t again after this weekend and being beaten 4-0 won't help our cause.

Go there and try to contain them as we did at United we will get hammered - go there and give it a go as we did at Spurs and we have a chance .

Sherwood said he hated the way he set up at old Trafford - I expect us to be far more positive today - we may get beat but we will give them a real game if we do .

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Go there and try to contain them as we did at United we will get hammered - go there and give it a go as we did at Spurs and we have a chance .

Sherwood said he hated the way he set up at old Trafford - I expect us to be far more positive today - we may get beat but we will give them a real game if we do .

We'll see.

I know what I would do but there are a few reasons why I am not a Premier League manager.

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Workrate desire and passion - they will not match us on those 3 counts - they have the quality of course far more than us - but we will give them a tough game - would be delighted with a point but who knows - we may Nick all 3

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yup time for everyone to put the F.A.Cup on the back burner for a while,---

survival is now our primary concern--a point here would be great,3 points? a possibility,who knows,

Come On You Villa Boyzz-----------------"Fight Like Lions"

got me palace hammers and stoke scarfe,s on today---but will be surprised if hammers will do the business!!

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We should bring our newly founded momentum into this game and am looking forward to seeing us having a real go at them as defensively they can be got at. That being said they can be devastating going forward so could be a high scoring game coming up.

Going to go for a 4-2 City win unfortunately.

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Line up for today?

Guzan Bacuna Okore Vlaar Richardson Sanchez Westwood Cleverly Delph Grealish Benteke

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