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Dzeko the hero for Bosnia

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Edin Dzeko

As if Edin Dzeko wasn’t idolised enough! The City striker has a legion of admirers back in his homeland and he showed why yesterday, heading a late winner for Bosnia-Herzegovina in their 2-1 win over Romania.

The goal keeps the Bosnians in touch with group leaders France and was just the boost Dzeko needed ahead of City’s vital Premier League clash with Sunderland next Sunday.

There were plenty of City connections in the Wales v England clash which saw Fabio Capello’s side triumph 2-0 at the Millennium Stadium. Joe Hart claimed yet another clean sheet following a faultless display and James Milner played his part as a 70th-minute substitute.

There was no place in the matchday squad for Gareth Barry, though Joleon Lescott was an unused sub.  Adam Johnson and Shaun Wright-Phillips weren’t in the squad on this occasion, though Craig Bellamy was Wales’ best player and former City Academy graduates Ched Evans and Wayne Hennessey also played.

Continuing the international round-up, Jerome Boateng was an unused substitute in Germany’s 4-0 victory over Kazakhstan, but Vladimir Weiss missed Slovakia’s 1-0 win over Andorra through injury.

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Kolarov aids Serbia recovery

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City stars Aleks Kolarov and Vincent Kompany kicked off the international weekend in style to boost their countries' hopes of qualifying for next year's European Championship finals.

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Carrington in pics: Let's get physical

Don't worry, Olivia Newton-John's 1981 smash hit is not on the PA at the training ground (we hope) but there was a fair bit of work going on to help a few of our wounded warriors today.

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Carrington in pics: Ghost town

Even Wimbleydon looks lost and alone

With the sun beaming down and the majority of first team players away on international duty it was a rare day off for the rest of the squad and many of the staff at Carrington today.