Our match prediction:
Sunderland have been quite active in the winter transfer window, with Sam Allardyce clearly hoping the January recruits can help his side beat the drop, but the likes of Khazri, Kone, N'Doye and Kirchhoff will need some time to adapt to the new surroundings. And while the Black Cats impressed to beat relegation rivals Aston Villa and Swansea, they were soundly beaten by Tottenham at White Hart Lane, and having failed to pick up a single point from eight games against the top 8 sides this season, it would be far too optimistic to predict that said run would end against Man City. The Citizens have had their share of problems this season, but back to back wins over Everton and Aston Villa are enough to suggest they are slowly coming good, so we fully expect them to dominate the game from start to finish and record third comfortable win in a row.
Highligted Player (Yaya Toure):
Gnegneri Yaya Toure is an Ivory Coast footballer who plays for Manchester City as a midfielder. The experienced player has won two Premier League trophies with the Citizens (2011/2012, 2013/2014), but he used to win titles during his spell with Barcelona as well. The Ivory Coast ace clinched two La Liga trophies with Barca (2008/2009, 2009/2010) and he did well to lift the Champions League trophy with the Catalan outfit in 2009. Speaking of his success with the Ivory Coast national football team, Yaya Toure won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015. It has to be noted that Toure scored in the penalty shootout in the title clash against Ghana. The Manchester City midfielder, though, failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, with the former Barcelona star netting only six goals in 29 appearances for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Yaya Toure used to play for the likes of Beveren, Metalurg Donetsk, Olympiakos and Monaco in the past as well.
Highlighted Team (Manchester City):
Manchester City are the lest famous of the two major clubs based in Manchester. The club was founded in 1880, but they have been struggling in the English Premier League in the past. Nonetheless, ever since the club was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, the Citizens have been playing an important role in the English top flight. Manchester City won two Premier League trophies under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini (2011/2012 and 2013/2014), butboth managers eventually paid the price for some disappointing results. Man City play their home games at the Etihad Stadium and the stadium capacity is 55,097. Manchester United are regarded as Manchester City’s biggest rivals and the likes of Kun Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Uwe Rosler, Yaya Toure, Sylvain Distin are some of the most remarkable players that played for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Manchester City have won four Premier League titles and five FA Cup trophies and it has to be noted that they made it to the Champions League semis in the 2015/2016 season.