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Everything you need to know about Saturday's clash against the Swans in one place.

Need to know

Match: City (3rd) v Swansea (15th)

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Venue: Etihad Stadium

Date and time: Saturday 12 December

Referee: Robert Madley

Last time: City 2-1 Swansea, 22 November 2014

Head to head record

Matches 28: City wins 18, Draws 3, Swansea wins 7

Form

City: LLWWLW

Swansea: WLLDLL

Tickets: Available here

Key Quotes

Manuel Pellegrini: ““Normally in England, some years ago, there was more patience with managers. Garry Monk had a great season last season, now he’s sacked because they lost two or three in a row. For every team, in opinion, they would play better if they stick with the same manager."

Wilfried Bony: "“It’s difficult to see Swansea struggling because they are the club that brought me to England and allowed me to establish myself in the Premier League and win a move to City so I will always have respect for the club and their fans."

Alan Curtis (Swansea caretaker manager): "Yes, we are on a bad run, but we won't be going to the Etihad just to make up the numbers and get the fixture out of the way while we wait for a new manager to come in. We need every point we can get and we will strive to be competitive and get something out of a difficult game."

Team News

Out (City): Aguero, Fernando, Kompany, Nasri, Zabaleta

Out (Swansea): Eder (doubtful), Tabanou (out)

Further Reading

Talking Points: Ivory Towers to down Swans?

Supporter information

Wilfried Bony preview

City v Swansea: Fans' Favourite

Win Bony's boots

Press conference

Training gallery

For the latest City odds from Betsafe, click here

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