Manchester City vs Swansea team news: Vincent Kompany returns from injury as Stevan Jovetic partners Sergio Aguero in attack

City make three changes while Swansea welcome back Nathan Dyer following win over Arsenal

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Vincent Kompany is fit to return to the Manchester City side that will look to return to winning ways when they take on Swansea at the Etihad Stadium.

Kompany missed the 2-2 draw with Queens Park Rangers a fortnight ago, but the City captain has recovered from a calf injury and will lead out a side that shows two other changes from the side that started at Loftus Road.

Pablo Zabaleta replaces Bacary Sagna at right-back while Stevan Jovetic partners Sergio Aguero in attack, with Fernando dropping to the bench as Manuel Pellegrini returns to his favoured 4-4-2 formation.

Nathan Dyer returns for Swansea having missed the dramatic 2-1 win over Arsenal last time out. The Swans will hope to pull off another upset having come from a goal behind to beat the Gunners thanks to strikes from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Bafetimbi Gomis.


There’s no space in the starting line-up for Frenchman Gomis as he has to make do with a place on the bench once again, but Dyer comes in for Marvin Emnes and the Dutchman misses out on the match-day squad.

Nathan Dyer celebrates for Swansea


Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Clichy, Navas, Fernandinho, Toure, Nasri, Jovetic, Aguero

Subs: Caballero, Sagna, Mangala, Lampard, Fernando, Milner, Pozo

Swansea: Fabianski, Rangel, Bartley, Williams (C), Taylor, Ki, Carroll, Sigurdsson, Dyer, Montero, Bony.

Subs: Tremmel, Tiendalli, Amat, Britton, Shelvey, Gomis, Barrow.