Saturday 22nd December – Manchester City v Queens Park Rangers (Premier League)
MCFC Starting XI – Friedel, Nastasic, Richards, Lugano, Zabaleta, Kolarov; Rodwell, Toure; Sinclair, Nasri; Dzeko SUBS – Hart, Kompany, Maicon, Garcia, Nem, Milner, Aguero
QPR Starting XI – Julio Cesar, Bosingwa, Nelsen, Mbia, Fabio; Onouha, Faurlin, Derry, Granero; Zamora, Cisse SUBS – Green, Diakite, Troare, Taarabt, Hoilett, Mackie, Magri
A comfortable home win for City keeps an impressive run of form going. Two goals from Scott Sinclair on his first league start for the Club in over 2 months and a good all round performance may lead to more playing time for the former Swansea man, especially when a twisted ankle will rule Samir Nasri out until February, which is a major blow at a busy time of year.
Final Score – Manchester City 2 (Sinclair 27,50) Queens Park Rangers 0
MOTM – Scott Sinclair
Attendance - 46,447
Wednesday 26th December – Manchester City v Sunderland (Premier League)
MCFC Starting XI – Friedel, Lescott, Lugano, Richards, Maicon, Kolarov; Garcia, Rodwell; Nem, Sinclair; Tevez SUBS – Hart, Kompany, Zabaleta, Toure, Milner, Dzeko, Aguero
Sunderland Starting XI – Mignolet, Brown, Cuellar, O’Shea, Kilgallon; Cattermole, Frimpong; Johnson, Darragi, Sessegnon; Fletcher SUBS – Westwood, Bridcutt, Rose, Vaughan, Campbell, Larsson, Bramble
Another top class performance from the Boys In Blue mean that City go into the Manchester derby with their confidence sky high. A first goal for City from Lugano will once again raise the questions about a permanent deal at the Club, after a string of good performance in the back three.
Final Score – Manchester City 4 (Nem 17, Maicon 48, Lugano 76, Zabaleta 81) Sunderland 1 (Fletcher (p) 44)
MOTM – Wellington Nem
Attendance – 47,405