Manchester City v Stoke City

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Sergio Aguero is one shy of Manchester City’s all-time goalscoring record

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Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero resumed full training on Thursday and could be involved two weeks after breaking a rib in a car crash.

Fabian Delph is a slight doubt because of a hamstring problem, although he too has returned to training.

Stoke are without Joe Allen, who suffered concussion while playing for Wales against the Republic of Ireland.

Ryan Shawcross and Bruno Martins Indi are unlikely to feature because of respective back and groin injuries.

MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES

Steve Bower: “It is a question that has already been posed, and it will be asked time and time again this season – how do you try and stop free-scoring Manchester City?

“Stoke manager Mark Hughes will have been searching for an answer during the international break. He succeeded with a plan as recently as March when Stoke earned a goalless draw at the Etihad.

“However, his former club currently have a much more clinical look about them; 22 goals from only seven games, including 5-0 victories in each of their last two home fixtures, has given them an added air of confidence, particularly evident in their victory at Chelsea.

“Any hint of a repeat from last season’s visit for Stoke will be a welcome bonus.”

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