Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Injury-Hit Blues Set to Hand Recall to Kelechi

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Injury-Hit Blues Set to Hand Recall to Kelechi

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KELECHI Iheanacho is in line for a 'cup final' recall as City count up their wounded.

The Blues have SEVEN players out or doubtful for Sunday's crunch match against second-placed Spurs, and five of them are attacking players - Wilfried Bony, David Silva, Samir Nasri, Kevin de Bruyne, and Jesus Navas.

That means Iheanacho is in line for his first start since he was taken off at half time in the 1-0 win at Sunderland last week.

"We have to treat it like a cup final and give everything we have in the game," Iheanacho told Sky Sports News.

"They have quality players and are second in the league so we have to fight them right to the final whistle."

City have slipped to fourth after last week's stunning home defeat by Leicester and badly need to beat Spurs to thrust themselves back into the title race, especially as leaders Leicester go to third-placed Arsenal on the same day. …

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