Manchester City are likely to have their captain Vincent Kompany back from injury for the match against Stoke doing this weekend. Manchester City will be facing Stoke city in one of the crucial away matches for the club. It is a well-known fact that Manchester City have the tougher fixtures in the remaining nine Premier league matches compared to their title rivals Manchester United. Hence, City manager Mancini was speaking about the need of a fully fit ahead of the crucial matches in the Premier league. Now, he looks set to welcome captain Vincent Kompany back from an injury, which has kept him out of many crucial matches so far.

Vincent Kompany has missed the last three matches for Manchester City, but is likely to be on the bench for the match against Stoke city. Carlos Tevez played a huge role in the 2-1 win over Chelsea in the midweek action. However, it remains to be seen if he will be given a starting role by Roberto Mancini due to the fact that the Chelsea match was his first appearance in more than six months. Stoke, meanwhile, are likely to be boosted by the return of Matthew Etherington to the squad after the winger missed the match against Tottenham. Stoke city managed a credible 1-1 draw with Tottenham, but were extremely unlikely to concede a late equaliser in North London.

Salif Diao is likely to miss the match Stoke city, but they are likely to have former Tottenham defender Jonathan Woodgate fit and ready for this match. Striker Ricardo Fuller will be unavailable for the match, as this is the third match of his three match suspension. Manchester City are currently top of the table ahead of Manchester United, but they need to take three points at the Britannia stadium in order to remain at this position.

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