Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Beware of Blues' New Holy Trinity

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Beware of Blues' New Holy Trinity

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CITY could unleash their deadly attacking trio for only the third time at the Britannia Stadium tomorrow.

The thought alone of facing Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne should be enough to send a nervous tremor around the Stoke City dressing room. And a glance at the stats might ratchet that atmosphere up to panic levels.

Aguero, Silva and De Bruyne have started just two games together since the Belgian's arrival from Wolfsburg - the 2-1 Champions League win at Borussia Monchengladbach at the end of September and the 6-1 thrashing of Newcastle at the Etihad a few days later.

Long-term injury lay-offs have denied Manuel Pellegrini the services of Aguero and Silva since.

Aguero returned for the clash against Liverpool last month and Silva came back as a sub in last weekend's win over Southampton and started Capital One Cup quarter-final win over Hull in midweek. …

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