Richards Backs Joleon Lescott

Manchester City full back Micah Richards has backed Joleon Lescott after he was repeatedly omitted from the starting lineup by the City manager Manuel Pellegrini. Lescott has only played in eight matches out of the 24 matches which City have played so far in the Premier League and he was also left out in the clash against Chelsea where the home team lost to Chelsea by a goal to nil. Trinity Mirror has indicated that the winning percentage of Manchester City has been much higher when Lescott has featured in the playing eleven than when he has been sidelined.