Manchester City Vs. Stoke City, 2011 FA Cup Final: City Lineup

Carlos Tevez makes a return to a remarkably-attack minded Manchester City lineup for the FA Cup final against Stoke City at Wembley. Tevez, who suffered a hamstring injury several weeks ago against Liverpool and made his first appearance since in the final few minutes against Tottenham Hotspur, has been the source of much of the club's attacking thrust this season and his absence would have been a huge blow for Roberto Mancini's hopes of listing the club's first major trophy since 1976.

Tevez won't be on his own up front - he's joined by Italian striker Mario Balotelli and David Silva in what looks like a 4-3-3 ahead of a strong core of Yay Toure, Nigel de Jong, and Gareth Barry. It's a bit of an odd shape for Mancini to choose - normally we see City in a 4-2-3-1, but they need goals and this is one way of getting them.

Manchester City (4-3-3): Joe Hart; Aleksandar Kolarov, Joleon Lescott, Vincent Kompany, Micah Richards; Nigel De Jong, Gareth Barry, Yaya Toure; David Silva, Carlos Tevez, Mario Balotelli.

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