CONFIRMED: Manchester City & Fulham line-ups

Here is how Manchester City and Fulham will line-up for this afternoon’s match at the Etihad Stadium...

Manchester City Starting XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Lescott, Demichelis, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Toure, Milner, Nasri, Silva, Negredo

Subs: Pantilimon, Boyata, Clichy, Rodwell, Navas, Garcia, Jovetic

Fulham Starting XI: Stockdale; Heitinga, Hangeland, Amorebieta, Riise; Kačaniklić, Riether, Kvist, Sidwell, Richardson; Woodrow

Subs: Stekelenburg, Zverotic, Karagounis, Kasami, Holtby, Roberts, Bent

Manchester City will be hoping to keep up their title challenge in today's game against struggling Fulham.

Manuel Pellegrini's side fourth in the Premier League table, and with Chelsea's impending victory over Arsenal, they will be nine points behind the Blues, meaning a win over the Cottagers is imperative.

Felix Magath's side earned a vital win over Newcastle United to give the team hope of survival, but they still sit four points behind Crystal Palace and will need to pick up as many points as possible in a bid to stay in the Premier League.

History doesn't favour Fulham though, as City are unbeaten in their last nine games against the West London side, which includes winning the last four meetings between the two sides.

With a leaky defence and a shocking away record, it looks to be a daunting task for Magath's men to get anything from today's game at the Etihad Stadium.

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