Everton v Man City preview

Date published: Monday 30th January 2012 10:57

Everton remain without a number of key players for the visit of the Premier League leaders.

Shane Duffy could continue in central defence in the absence of Sylvain Distin (hamstring) and Phil Jagielka (knee) although fit-again veteran Tony Hibbert is an option.

Midfielders Seamus Coleman (thigh), Leon Osman (knee) and Jack Rodwell (hamstring) are also still missing.

Manchester City, meanwhile, welcome back captain Vincent Kompany, who has missed the club’s last four outings through suspension.

Mario Balotelli still has three games remaining of his own four-match ban, however.

Defender Kolo Toure and midfielder Yaya Toure are away on international duty but City have no injury concerns.

Everton (from): Howard, Mucha, Neville, Hibbert, Duffy, Heitinga, Baines, Gibson, Cahill, Drenthe, Fellaini, Saha, Donovan, Anichebe, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Gueye, Vellios, Baxter.

Man City (from): Hart, Pantilimon, Richards, Zabaleta, Kompany, Savic, Lescott, Clichy, Kolarov, Rekik, Milner, Johnson, Nasri, De Jong, Silva, Barry, Hargreaves, Aguero, Dzeko, Razak, Suarez.

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Everton v Man City preview

Date published: Friday 6th May 2011 8:38

Defender John Heitinga is back in contention for Everton after two games out with a hamstring injury.

Midfielders Tim Cahill (foot) and Mikel Arteta (hamstring) are also closer to full match fitness after playing for just over an hour against Wigan last weekend.

Marouane Fellaini and Louis Saha (both ankle) are the only major absentees having been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Micah Richards could return to the City squad.

The full-back has been missing for six weeks with a hamstring injury but manager Roberto Mancini is ready to hand Richards a place on the bench.

Pablo Zabaleta and Nigel de Jong have recovered from minor knocks but Carlos Tevez (hamstring) is not expected to be involved as the Blues close in on a Champions League spot.

Everton (from): Howard, Hibbert, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Neville, Cahill, Rodwell, Arteta, Osman, Anichebe, Beckford, Bilyaletdinov, Gueye, Heitinga, Mustafi, Duffy, Vellios, Mucha.

Man City (from): Hart, Given, Taylor, Richards, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Boyata, Wright-Phillips, Y Toure, De Jong, Vieira Milner, Barry, Johnson, Silva, Dzeko, Balotelli, Jo, McGivern.

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