I WILL be looking to this game with shades of the Chelsea game. They were unbeaten, we had just came off the back of a huge disappointment and no one is giving us a chance in hell. Basically, the same conditions we went into that famous win against Chelsea.
Chelsea were looking at a strong title challenge last season and Man City themselves were looking for the same until Ji’s last-second strike earlier this season,
I’m hoping for a repeat but after a lack-lustre home game in the cup, I feel some of the lads will be worse for wear – and thanks to that defeat earlier this season, City will want revenge.
This is one of those times defeat can be accepted. Let’s just hope we don’t have an end to the season similar to the start.
Prediction: Man City 2 Sunderland 1
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