Manchester City vs. Stoke City: Lineups

Edin Dzeko starts in place of Carlos Tevez for Manchester City as they host Stoke at the Etihad Stadium.

The Bosnian will lead the line for City, with Sergio Aguero, David Silva and James Milner in behind. Joleon Lescott also makes a return to the City lineup to partner Vincent Kompany at centre-back.

Stoke, meanwhile, see the return of Geoff Cameron and Ryan Shawcross to their defence, which looked leaky without them in a 3-3 draw with Southampton. Cameron Jerome gets a rare start after a good display against the Saints. Jonathan Walters is moved out to the wing to accomodate him.

Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Joe Hart; Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany (C), Joleon Lescott, Gael Clichy; Yaya Toure, Gareth Barry; James Milner, David Silva, Sergio Aguero; Edin Dzeko

Stoke City (4-4-2): Asmir Begovic; Geoff Cameron, Ryan Shawcross, Robert Huth, Andy Wilkinson; Glenn Whelan, Steven N'Zonzi, Charlie Adam, Jonathan Walters; Kenwyne Jones, Cameron Jerome.

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