Wright-Phillips and Given available for City

Shaun Wright-Phillips is available for Manchester City’s encounter with Middlesbrough after successfully appealing for more time to respond to his violent conduct charge.

Shaun Wright-Phillips is available for Manchester City’s encounter with Middlesbrough after successfully appealing for more time to respond to his violent conduct charge.

Wright-Phillips will be landed with a three-match ban unless he can successfully avoid further punishment for his petulant kick at Rory Delap last Saturday.

But Wright-Phillips is free to face Boro along with debutant Shay Given as City look to extend a three-match unbeaten run on home soil.

Team (from): Given, Hart, Schmeichel, Richards, Onuoha, Kompany, Bridge, Garrido, Zabaleta, Elano, De Jong, Caicedo, Ireland, Fernandes, Wright-Phillips, Robinho, Bellamy, Vassell, Weiss.

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