Tevez makes return ahead of Manchester derby

Galvanized by a morale-boosting win at West Bromwich and Carlos

Tevez’s return from injury, Manchester City hosts crosstown rival

Manchester United on Wednesday with renewed belief that it can

challenge for the Premier League title.

Successive league losses to Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers

had sparked reports of infighting among the squad and cast doubt on

the future of manager Roberto Mancini. But a 2-0 victory at West

Brom on Sunday, inspired by Tevez, has put City just five points

behind leader Chelsea ahead of this week’s full midweek

program.

The Manchester derby is the standout match, with Tevez up

against the club he left in 2009.

Also, improving Liverpool looks to make it four league wins in a

row when it visits Wigan.