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Gareth Bale might need double-marking in this match, given his form, his playmaking ability from the wing and how incredibly quick he is.
His teammate Luka Modric can be taken care of, especially seeing as holding midfielder Gareth Barry and the Man City defence make more interceptions than Modric does key passes.
Bale, however, poses a different threat. Not only does he make more key passes than any City player does interceptions, but he's also a lot quicker than their full-backs, even Micah Richards.
And not only is he a danger on the wings, but he's equally as effective cutting inside and, unlike almost every other player in the game, is completely unpredictable inside the final third—he can cross, shoot, play a square pass and thread a through-ball better than most other Premier League players when he is on form.
Manchester City haven't faced a player like an in-form Gareth Bale yet. The Welsh wing wizard will pose a new kind of problem to Mancini's side, and one it seems they could struggle to deal with.