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Saints vs. Man City

St Mary's

Sat 9th Feb 2013

1730hrs

Saints v Man City Preview

City come to St Mary's knowing that they need to get a run of wins going if they are to have any chance of catching their local rivals Utd.

Saints on the other hand need the points to ensure staying ahead of the relegation pack hunting them down.

Vital Quotes:

There will be huge pressure on City with them needing max points as often as they can win them.

Roberto Martinez is still not giving in though saying, "This championship is not over, absolutely not," says the City boss. "There is still time for a team to make a mistake.

'We probably now need to win all of our 13 games, but if not 11 or 12.'

Saints Team News:

Jose Fonte and Guly do Prado are still on the sick list. Luke Shaw, Nathaniel Clyne and Gaston Ramirez may be available after a late fitness test.

We still await news of those playing internationals.

Player to watch: Adam Lallana

Adam should be nearing full fitness now and could be our biggest threat to City.

Man City Team News:

The Toure brothers will be welcomed back and they hope captain Vincent Kompany will be back as well.

Micah Richards is still out of contention.

Player to watch: Yaya Toure

This player is the heartbeat of City and his power packed displays often drive his team mates forward to victory.

Match Facts & Stats

Saints have not beaten City in the last six meetings. The last meeting at St Mary`s ending in a goalless draw during the 2004-05 campaign.

Ref Watch:

Martin Atkinson will referee the game. Assisted by Mr S Burt and Mr P Kirkup. Lee Mason is the fourth official.

Match Prediction:

I fear a reversal though praying for a different result and go 1 -3.

Next Fixtures:

Sun 24th Feb 2013

Man City v Chelsea 13:30

Newcastle v Southampton 13:30


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Date:Wednesday February 6 2013

Time: 6:18PM

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The pressure is on both sides but if we can stop City scoring early they may feel it more.
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