How about something alog these lines for the city game:
Neville Jagielka Distin Baines
Have Yakubu use his pace and strength to trouble the defenders like we were having Anichebe do plus he can finish when he cuts inside. The Yak's crossing isn't that bad either so I think he could do a decent job on the wing till Bily or Anichebe are fit to start. Also the central midfield has a couple of good passers and Osman can do his terrier act like against United I can't see this team being played mind but I think t would be worth a shot.
edited because my original team had 12 men which would be a really bold (and illegal) move