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Manchester City seek end to winless run at Fulham

Published on Sep 28, 2012 9:35 AM

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) - Manchester City visit Fulham on Saturday desperate to end a run of four games without a win and rediscover the defensive qualities that helped them win the Premier League title last season.

Mr Roberto Mancini's team have conceded 16 goals in their opening eight league and cup games this term and visit in-form Fulham at Craven Cottage in the midst of a run that has seen them secure league draws against Stoke and Arsenal while recording defeats in cup competitions against Real Madrid and Aston Villa.

In the league, the champions are undefeated but a lack of clean sheets has seen them win just two of their five Premier League games to date.

By contrast, when City completed their fifth league game 12 months ago - coincidentally a 2-2 draw at Fulham - they had won four and drawn one.

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