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

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20 Jan 2010 14:00:32

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

Back in the fold: Emmanuel Adebayor Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini hopes to call on Emmanuel Adebayor for the Carling Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester United next Wednesday. 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. 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'. 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. Stephen Ireland has recovered from a hamstring injury and is also in Mancini's thoughts for the return match against United. 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.  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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