Picking up a disappointing home defeat on their latest UEFA Champions League tie against Barcelona last midweek, Manchester City are looking for redemption this Saturday, February 22 as they face up against Stoke City. Staging the tie at Etihad stadium, City won't hesitate to play an attacking display and gunning hard for three points as it should help them recovering from that midweek disappointment. Furthermore, Manuel Pellegrini's men can't afford to pick up another disappointing result if they wan't to keep competing for that league title challenge.
Meanwhile, Stoke themselves are also in search for points as they're far from save from potential relegation trouble by the end of season, especially if they can't pick up some consistent results until the end of this current season. Overcoming City might be a very difficult task for the visitor, but that doesn't mean that they will give things up easily as it's not their character.
Man City finally got themselves back on winning ways as they overcome that disappointing midweek defeat against Barcelona by defeating Stoke City in a hard fought battle this weekend. After a goalless first 45 minutes, Manuel Pellegrini's men finally got themselves a break through with an effort from Yaya Toure on 70 minutes, which turned out to be the only goal on that tie.