Man City handed Carling Cup boost as Adebayor heads back to Eastlands

20 January 2010 02:00
Back in the fold: Emmanuel Adebayor[LNB]Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini hopes to call on Emmanuel Adebayor for the Carling Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester United next Wednesday.[LNB]Adebayor is currently in Togo on compassionate leave following the machine-gun attack on the national team bus that saw three people killed as they arrived in Angola for the African Nations Cup.[LNB]City have told Adebayor to take whatever time he needs but Mancini says that the former Arsenal striker 'will be back in the next few days'.[LNB]Mancini also expects Patrick Vieira to be ready for the second leg, with an FA Cup debut at Scunthorpe on Sunday a possibility as the French midfielder recovers from his calf injury.[LNB]Stephen Ireland has recovered from a hamstring injury and is also in Mancini's thoughts for the return match against United.[LNB]City hold a 2-1 advantage going to Old Trafford, thanks to a brace from former United striker Carlos Tevez after Ryan Giggs had opened the scoring.[LNB] Gary Neville faces FA probe after Manchester United veteran's one-fingered gesture at City's Carlos TevezGrief-stricken Adebayor not ready to return for City after terrorist attackMad-chester! Tevez goads Neville as ManCity seal win amid ugly scenesALL THE MANCHESTER CITY FC

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