2016/17 Premier League
Published: 10:57 27/04/2012
Carlos Tevez is back in the City side, back in the goals and primed to face his former club in the biggest Manchester derby of modern times.
The game could prove decisive in the race for the Premier League title and a goal from the Argentine hitman will send the Etihad into a different frenzy to the one surrounding the player in the past few months.
Tevez has found the net three times in five previous meetings against United and has the perfect opportunity to encourage City fans to forgive his previous transgressions when he lines up on Monday night.
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The 28 year-old striker has already made his presence felt since returning to the Manchester City fold after five months in exile for refusing to play. It took a couple of games for the prodigal son to get back into his stride but he began to repay the faith by scoring a hattrick at Norwich two weeks ago.
Manager Roberto Mancini came in for criticism when he recalled the City outcast but the decision has been vindicated with the Blues reducing United’s lead at the top of the Premier League by five points since his return to duty.
The presence of the controversial Argentine is just one of the sub-plots to what is widely recognised to be the biggest game of the Premier League season, City go into the derby match three points adrift of United but with a significantly better goal difference.
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