Bellamy back for City

Craig Bellamy was restored to the Manchester City starting line-up for the Barclays Premier League meeting with Wolves at Molineux.

The Wales skipper was included in manager Roberto Mancini’s first XI in place of Robinho, who had been a surprise starter against Stoke at the weekend.

Mancini made one other change, with Micah Richards replacing Sylvinho at full-back.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy was forced to replace suspended left-back Stephen Ward – sent off against Liverpool on Saturday – with George Elokobi.

But he also made four other changes, Ronald Zubar, Andrew Surman, Michael Mancienne and Chris Iwelumo earning recalls in place of Richard Stearman, Matt Jarvis, Nenad Milijas and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

Wolverhampton: Hahnemann, Zubar, Craddock, Berra, Elokobi, Foley, Henry, Mancienne, Surman, Iwelumo, Doyle. Subs: Hennessey, Stearman, Ebanks-Blake, Jarvis, Milijas, Maierhofer, Castillo.

Man City: Given, Zabaleta, Toure, Kompany, Richards, Petrov, Ireland, De Jong, Barry, Bellamy, Tevez. Subs: Taylor, Robinho, Garrido, Sylvinho, Vidal, Boyata, Weiss.

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

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