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Manchester City without Mangala for Spurs showdown

Mangala injured
Eliaquim Mangala. Credit: PA

Eliaquim Mangala is set to miss Manchester City's home match against Tottenham with a thigh injury.

The defender was an unused substitute for France in midweek and should be fit for City's Champions League match in Moscow on Tuesday.

All the other City players are fit apart from Samir Nasri, who is still recovering from groin surgery.

Provisional City squad: Hart, Caballero, Zabaleta, Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Boyata, Clichy, Kolarov, Silva, Navas, Milner, Lampard, Toure, Fernando, Fernandinho, Aguero, Jovetic, Dzeko.

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Lampard surprised by Man City start

Frank Lampard admits to a sense of disbelief at his sensational start to his loan spell at Manchester City which saw the former England midfielder voted as the club's player of the month.

If somebody had said I would be voted player of the month by the fans in my first full month playing I would have had difficulty believing them.

To beat James Milner and David Silva is really flattering and especially James, who has had a fantastic start to the season and is someone who doesn't always get the plaudits he deserves - though I've found that's not the case with City fans who are very appreciative of him and what he brings to the team.

I think my goals probably edged it but Milly deserves a big shout out as well.

– Frank Lampard speaking to MCFC.co.uk

Kompany has no injury concerns

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has calmed worries about his fitness.

The defender limped out of Belgium's win over Andorra on Friday in the 56th minute and had strapping on his leg.

All is well. Before the game I informed the coach of a few glitches. He decided to spare me and bring me off.

We did everything we needed to.

In a game like this we must not underestimate the opponent. I am hoping the win will have a good impact on the goal difference.

I am very positive and satisfied with the result and the performance of the team.

– Vincent Kompany speaking to RTBF

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Aston Villa v Man City starting line-ups

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TEAM NEWS @MCFC: Hart, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Kompany (C), Mangala, Milner, Fernandinho, Toure, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero

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