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22 Dec 2010 00:53:51

Everton defender Phil Jagielka ruled out of busy festive programme

Phil Jagielka will miss Everton's entire Christmas and New Year programme after he suffered a thigh injury against Manchester City on Monday. The England defender had a scan on Merseyside on Tuesday after he limped out ofthe 2-1 win and has been ruled out of games against Birmingham, West Ham and Stoke. Blow: Jagielka holds off a challenge from Ya Ya Toure on Monday night He could also miss the Goodison Park match against Tottenham on January 5 as wellas the FA Cup third round tie at Scunthorpe three days later. It is a blow for Everton, who are already without Holland defender John Heitinga - Jagielka's natural replacement - because of knee trouble. Everton fear he will be out untilthe new year, too, after he saw a specialist on Tuesday. Bordeaux, meanwhile, are ready to bid for Everton striker Louis Saha when theJanuary transfer window opens.  Howard revels in the 'pure emotion' of Everton's victory over Manchester CityMoyes calls for consistency after Everton dump Man City at EastlandsEVERTON FC


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