Date: 13th August 2012 at 11:32am
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City central defender Joleon Lescott, rested for City’s Community Shield win over Chelsea has been called up to join the England squad for this Wednesday’s friendly…

For purely selfish reasons, not ideal as The Blues regroup at Carrington tomorrow eager to set about Southampton at the weekend.

Lescott’s original ommission from Roy Hodgson’s squad was something of a surprise, the player having become an England ever present. However, Roberto Mancini will certainly be hoping that no other international City players suffer the type of injury shipped by Micah Richards for Team GB in the Olympics.


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UPCOMING GAMES:
all times East Manchester

Su 19 Aug 15h00 Southampton, The Etihad, PL
Sa 25 Aug 15h00 Liverpool, Anfield, PL
Sa 01 Sep 17h30 QPR, The Etihad, PL
Sa 15 Sep 15h00 Stoke, The Britannia Stadium, PL
Su 23 Sep 16h00 Arsenal, The Etihad, PL
Sa 29 Sep 15h00 Fulham, Craven Cottage, PL

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FIXTURES:

The draw for the 2012/13 Champions League Group Stage will take place in Monaco on Thursday, 30th August. The opening round of games will kick off in the week commencing Monday, 17th September.