Sunday, February 12th
Location: Villa Park, Birmingham
Records + Form (W-D-L, Points, +/-, Form)
Aston Villa: 6-10-8, 28, -4, 14th, L-D-W-D-L
City: 18-3-3, 57 +44, 2nd, W-W-W-W-L
A positive: Gary Gardner starts. A could-go-either-way: James Collins is playing at left back. And a sign that Alex McLeish definitely holds a grudge: Emile Heskey is playing left wing today, as both Stephen Ireland and Charles N'Zogbia are on the bench.
This should go well.
Aston Villa Starting XI: Shay Given, Alan Hutton, Carlos Cuellar, Richard Dunne, James Collins, Stiliyan Petrov, Gary Gardner, Emile Heskey, Marc Albrighton, Robbie Keane, Darren Bent.
Villa Subs: Brad Guzan, Stephen Ireland, Stephen Warnock, Barry Bannan, Nathan Baker, Andreas Weimann, Charles N'Zogbia.
Manchester City: Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Joleon Lescott, Pablo Zabaleta, Aleksander Kolarov, Nigel De Jong, Gareth Barry, James Milner, David Silva, Adam Johnson, Sergio Aguero.
City Subs: Costel Pantilimon, Micah Richards, Gael Clichy, Stefan Savic, Samir Nasri, David Pizarro, Edin Dzeko.