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Swansea City v Manchester City

 Posted by at 6:50 PM
May 132016
 
Kevin de Bruyne was on the scoresheet in Manchester City’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal last weekend

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Swansea’s Euro 2016-bound quartet Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Lukasz Fabianski will all be rested.

Goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt will make his Premier League debut but Jefferson Montero and Alberto Paloschi are out with hamstring injuries.

Manchester City’s Aleksandar Kolarov is a doubt, while Samir Nasri is available again after illness.

Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Pablo Zabaleta are definite absentees.

MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES

Steve Wilson: “So farewell Manuel Pellegrini – hair greyed, cheeks furrowed, eyes a little sad.

“City fans dubbed him ‘This Charming Man’, though actually ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’ could have been his song; despite the name, Manuel didn’t grin very often.

“He did win trophies – becoming only the second City manager to win two in one season – but the League Cup doesn’t really float their boat in Abu Dhabi or east Manchester. Pellegrini looked like he was holding the fort for Guardiola long before confirmation came.

“Swansea are finishing strongly. More than half of their league wins this season have come since Francesco Guidolin took over – he has earned his new deal.”

Twitter: @SteveWilson1967