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Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling

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The lowdown on our second visit to Wearside this season...

Match detail:

Match: Sunderland (19th in Premier League) v City (2nd in Premier League)

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Date and time: Tuesday 2 February, 7:45pm (GMT)

Referee: Stuart Attwell (Nuneaton)

Last time: City 4-1 Sunderland, 26 December 2015

Head to head record:

Games: 142

Sunderland wins: 50
Draws: 25
City wins: 67

Form

Sunderland: DLWLWL
City: WWDWDW

Key Quotes

Manuel Pellegrini “It’s a tough game against a team fighting not to be relegated.

“I said before January that January was a key month to continue in all the competitions. We played two rounds of the FA Cup and the semi-final of the Capital One Cup and we had to close the ground on the leaders."

Injury News

Sunderland: Larsson, Kaboul, Kirchoff

City: Nasri, Kompany, Bony, Mangala, De Bruyne, Delph

Further Reading

Manuel Pellegrini text preview

Manuel Pellegrini press conference part one video

Head to head: Yann M'Vila v Yaya Toure

Global TV listings for Sunderland v City

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Patrick Roberts joins Celtic on loan

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Club statement: 1 February 2016

Manchester City can confirm that in recent weeks it has commenced and finalised contractual negotiations with Pep Guardiola to become MCFC Head Coach for the 2016/17 EPL season onwards.

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Pellegrini: Kelechi added to Champions League squad