Premier League: Manchester City vs. Fulham


Kick-off: Sunday October 25, 2009 15:00 (11 am ET).

Manchester City hosts Fulham in the Premier League with manager Mark Hughes hopeful that his side can return to winning ways.

The big-spending Citizens started the season playing some scintillating football. But their recent draws against Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic have been second-rate performances.

The Cottagers, on the other hand, were one of the real success stories of last year. And after a slow start this season, they look to be getting their form back on track.

However, Fulham boss Roy Hodgson has several fitness concerns. Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu have knee injuries. Andrew Johnson is struggling with a shoulder problem, while Kagisho Dikgacoi is still suspended following his sending off at West Ham.

The Citizens might also have some problems as Emmanuel Adebayor is likely to miss the match. Robinho has suffered another injury, while Kolo Toure and Craig Bellamy are still doubts.

UPDATE: Fulham came back from two goals down to earn a draw against Manchester City in their match at Eastlands on Sunday night.

Second-half goals from Joleon Lescott and Martin Petrov put the Citizens in front before impressive finishes from Damien Duff and Clint Dempsey helped the Cottagers gain a remarkable point in an gripping encounter.