Adebayor back for City

Emmanuel Adebayor returned to the Manchester City side against Wigan after a four-match suspension.

Emmanuel Adebayor returned to the Manchester City side against Wigan after a four-match suspension.

The Togo striker was one of four changes manager Roberto Mancini made to his team following the home defeat by Everton.

Shaun-Wright Phillips, Javier Garrido and Patrick Vieira were also included in the starting line-up with City aiming to get their bid for a top four slot back on track.

Gareth Barry, Craig Bellamy, Micah Richards and Stephen Ireland all stood down against a Wigan team showing one change following the victory against Burnley, with goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic drafted in because Chris Kirkland has a virus.

Man City: Given, Zabaleta, Toure, Kompany, Garrido, Wright-Phillips, Vieira, De Jong, Adam Johnson, Tevez, Adebayor. Subs: Taylor, Richards, Onuoha, Santa Cruz, Sylvinho, Barry, Bellamy.

Wigan: Stojkovic, Melchiot, Caldwell, Bramble, Figueroa, McCarthy, Diame, Thomas, Scharner, Rodallega, Moreno. Subs: Gohouri, Scotland, Moses, Pollitt, N’Zogbia, Gomez, Sinclair.

Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)

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