David Moyes: Manchester City can be exposed at the back


David Moyes: Manchester City can be exposed at the back

Kickoff is set for 3.30pm BST.

Manchester City will be looking to avoid complacency as they visit Sunderland, who have 19 points in 26 games so far and are place at the bottom of the table.

Guardiola said: "We were lucky to go in ahead, but after we scored the second goal we controlled the game". [But] then you expect someone who proclaims he is a genius in football to go in and sort it out but I don't think they will.

Sunderland are now in last place but if David Moyes manages to record his first home victory of 2017 it could move them into 18th position.

FABIO BORINI has urged his Sunderland team-mates to "get back to basics" as they look to pull off yet another "Great Escape" despite their current position at the foot of the Premier League.

Captain Vincent Kompany and Aleksandar Kolarov could also be in contention to feature despite missing the club's 5-1 victory against Huddersfield in mid-week.

City's rearguard has come under intense scrutiny this season as new manager Pep Guardiola attempts to strike a balance between offensive potency and solidity at the back.

Sunderland were dealt a blow after 69 minutes as Darren Gibson picked up and was replaced by former City midfielder, Jack Rodwell.

It won't deliver the Premier League title but it would be a foolish man who would bet against Guardiola emulating Jose Mourinho and delivering silverware to Manchester this season.

Sunderland's problems continued as they stretched their unwanted league run to just one victory in 10, a sequence which has seen them take just five points from the last possible 30 to leave them six points adrift of safety going into the final 10 games of the season. We are going through a good spell.

Certain domination, the game sewn up by half time and a coasting second half with the opportunity to take key players off the pitch early for a rest.

When asked how much of a concern that lack of quality is, Moyes added: "I know that we do have bits of quality".

The floodgates opened when Sunderland conceded in their last home game against Southampton but there was no surrender here. "Against the teams that are fighting it's hard", he was quoted as saying by the BBC.



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