(Current league positions in brackets)
Abou Diaby is suspended and Tomas Rosicky also misses the game with a groin dilemma, but Denilson returns to the squad and Johan Djourou has recovered from his knee problem. Robin van Persie is more than the flu which saw him pull out of the Holland squad for the midweek friendly against Austria.
Saturday football as it happened
A magical Wayne Rooney overhead kick provides Guy Utd victory over rivals Man Metropolis, whilst Arsenal and Tottenham each win and an wonderful comeback from West Ham sees them draw with West Brom on an additional busy Saturday in the Premier League.
PREMIER LEAGUE WRAP: Arsenal maintain up the strain on Guy Utd who win the Manchester derby
Arsenal Aston Villa Blackpool David Silva Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United Raul Roberto Mancini Roy Hodgson West Bromwich Albion Robin Van Persie Wayne Rooney Wolves Arsenal easily beat Wolves , a Wayne Rooney particular provides Manchester United a win over rivals Metropolis, Liverpool are held by Wigan and West Ham transfer off the bottom with a tremendous second 50 percent recovery at West Brom …