Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Santa Cruz will Miss Carling cup Semi

Roque Santa Cruz will miss Manchester City's delayed Carling Cup semi-final, first leg against Manchester United.

The Paraguay striker will miss his club's bid to reach a first domestic final since 1981 after suffering a recurrence of his calf injury at Everton.

City boss Roberto Mancini has received a boost, however, with the news that Stephen Ireland will return after missing three games after getting a hamstring against Wolves

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher returns from suspension.The Scotland skipper will probebly replace Paul Scholes in central midfield.

Alex Ferguson has rotated his squad throughout this year's League Cup but will be tempted to play all his big players against City, after getting knocked out of the FA Cup in embarrassing style to League One Leeds United.


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