Premier League: Manchester City vs. Wigan Athletic
Manchester City will host Wigan Athletic for their Barclays Premier League match on Monday, March 29, at the City of Manchester Stadium.
The Citizens are hoping for a top-four Premier League finish this season but that was hindered by a loss over Everton on Wednesday. The game versus the Toffees was City’s only fifth loss and first defeat at home this season.
City boss Roberto Macini said “It was disappointing to lose at home for the first time this season against Everton, but we still have eight games left this season and we still have a good chance of getting into Europe. There are still enough games to go, and we must start again on Monday against Wigan.”
City was pushed back in the league’s table from fifth to sixth place on Sunday after Liverpool defeated Sunderland 3-0. A win on Monday will take the Citizens back to the fifth spot with just 2 points behind number 4 Tottenham Hotspur.
City’s defensive duo Joleon Lescott (hamstring) and Wayne Bridge (groin) will miss the game while midfielder Michael Johnson (knee) is out for season.Wigan, on the other hand, may play without N’Zogbia (ankle).
Match kicks-off at 20:00 GMT / 3:00 a.m ET.
UPDATE: The Citizens are back in the fifth spot of the Premier League after a 3-0 win over Wigan.