Striking blow for City

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes will be without strikers Craig Bellamy and Robinho for tomorrow’s clash with Aston Villa at Eastlands.

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes will be without strikers Craig Bellamy and Robinho for tomorrow’s clash with Aston Villa at Eastlands.

Bellamy will have a scan later today on a knee injury he suffered at West Ham on Sunday. Hughes confirmed it is a fresh problem, not a recurrence of a previous injury, but he still expects the Wales skipper to be missing for at least a fortnight.

Robinho is also sidelined after picking up a knee injury at Upton Park, while Micah Richards is a major doubt with a hamstring problem.

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