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Ireland out for two weeks

Stephen Ireland

Stephen Ireland

Stephen Ireland has had a scan on the hamstring injury he picked up against Wolves and will be out of action for a fortnight.

The midfielder was substituted after 55 minutes at Molineux and was assessed on Tuesday morning.

With this Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Middlesbrough being followed by the Carling Cup derby semi final on Wednesday, City manager Roberto Mancini had hoped to have City’s 2008/09 Player of the Season available for some part of the cup double-header.

The hope now is that Ireland will return for the second leg at Old Trafford on January 19.

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Garrido back with a bang

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Bellamy flattered but happy

Bellamy

Craig Bellamy has stressed that he wants to be part of the Blues planned rise through the ranks for as long as possible.

Match Report

Wolves 0-3 City

Garrido celebrates

Roberto Mancini’s winning start to life in the Barclays Premier League continued when City battled hard to earn their first away win since August on a cold night in the West Midlands.