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Aston Villa's credentials as a top six team will be severely tested on Monday when they welcome in form Manchester City in their next Premier League encounter. Watch Aston Villa v Manchester City Live online on Live Sport Network, the leading source to watch live Premier League soccer on the web.
Villa suffered their first loss in five games last weekend as they slumped to a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers. Martin O'Neill's side looked to be heading towards a fifth straight win after Gabriel Agbonlahor had given them the lead early in the 3rd minute but Christopher Samba equalized before David Dunn snatched all three points for Blackburn from the penalty spot just two minutes before the final whistle.
With Villa scheduled to play Chelsea in their next game, O'Neill will be hopeful of escaping the next two fixtures with minimal damage as he looks to help his side maintain their recent good form in the league. Steve Sidwell is a major doubt for the game with the midfielder yet to recover from his thigh injury while Luke Young is expected to miss out due to a similar injury.
Manchester City on the other hand welcome back Emmanuel Adebayor with the Togo international escaping lightly after being in the dock for his goal celebration during City's 4-2 win over Arsenal. Adebayor was suspended for three games following his stamp on Robin Van Persie and was widely expected to miss out two more games after being charged by the FA. However he was handed a £25,000 fine and a suspended 2 match ban that will come into effect if he makes a similar mistake. With Robinho out of action for another two weeks, manager Mark Hughes will be relieved by the FA's decision with key midfielder Stephen Ireland also a major doubt after suffering from a viral infection.
City are expected to secure a comfortable victory and maintain their excellent start to the season though Hughes will be wary of complacency against a side that had managed to thump Liverpool 3-1 at Anfield early this season. Catch all the live Premiership action from that game by signing up with us here on Live Sport Network.
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