MANCHESTER CITY v Man United: Dedryk Boyata to be given the nod for derby clash

05 January 2010 08:46
Impressive: Boyata had a fine game against Boro

Dedryk Boyata is set to keep his place at the heart of Manchester City's defence for Wednesday's Carling Cup semi-final first-leg against Manchester United.  

The 19-year-old Congo-born Belgian impressed on his debut at Middlesbrough on Saturday and Roberto Mancini, who is still to see his side concede a goal in three games since replacing Mark Hughes, is expected to keep faith with the youngster. 

Record-signing Robinho returns to the Blues squad but is by no meansguaranteed a place in the starting line-up given Benjani scored at theRiverside and former United striker Carlos Tevez is certain to play.  

Team (from):Given, Taylor, Zabaleta, Richards, Sylvinho, Garrido, Trippier,Wright-Phillips, Kompany, De Jong, Barry, Bellamy, Robinho, Benjani,Petrov, Weiss, Tevez, Santa Cruz, Vidal, Boyata, Tutte. 

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Source: Daily_Mail