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The champions Manchester City will look to continue their perfect start in their home match with Stoke City, with the 2/1 looking one of the bests of the weekend

Manuel Pellegrini’s men have two wins from two, including an impressive 3-1 victory over last season’s runners-up Liverpool.

Stevan Jovetic scored twice on Monday evening, with Sergio Aguero adding a third, literally seconds after coming off the bench.

Pablo Zabaleta inadvertently put into his own goal late on, however City were comfortable winners.

As for Stoke City their sluggish start to the campaign continued with a 1-1 draw away to Hull City last Sunday.

James Chester was sent off for Hull inside of 15 minutes, however the Tigers took the lead through Nikica Jelavic.

Despite the man advantage, Stoke struggled to break down a resolute Hull, until a late scruffy equaliser from Ryan Shawcross.

Manchester City edged past Stoke at the Etihad last season, winning 1-0 thanks to a late Yaya Toure winner.

Stoke held Pellegrini’s side to a draw at the Britannia in the earlier fixture and really should have won the match comfortably.

Team news
Aguero could return to the starting XI at the expense of Edin Dzeko, who is yet to get off the mark this campaign.

Aleksandar Kolarov looks set to take Gael Clichy’s left-back spot, in another change from Monday nights win over Liverpool.

Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Bacary Sagna and Willy Caballero will be looking for starts, although they look set for another bench role.

Phil Bardsley is an injury doubt for Stoke and Geoff Cameron will take his spot should he fail to recover.

Mame Biram Diouf will again lead the line ahead of Peter Crouch, with Bojan Krkic set to be named among the substitutes.

Peter Odemwingie and Marko Arnautovic look set for wide roles, although new signing Victor Moses will hope to start.

Manchester City (4-2-2-2): Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Kompany, Kolarov, Fernando, Toure, Silva, Nasri, Jovetic, Aguero
Stoke (4-5-1): Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Odemwingie, N’Zonzi, Sidwell, Adam, Arnautovic, Diouf


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