Europa League preview: Manchester City v Lech Poznan

City face a potentially tricky fixture against the Polish champions with Roberto Mancini having to be mindful of Sunday’s game against Arsenal. The manager has spoken of resting Carlos Tevez while bigging up Adebayor’s performance against Blackpool.

Presumably this is an attempt to kickstart the Togolese into some goalscoring form while we wait for Balotelli to gain full fitness. Mancini’s brushing aside of the Rooney speculation can in part be put down to not wanting to further alienate Adebayor. We need a striker other than Tevez to score some goals, as tonight’s match illustrates.

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