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City welcome back Kompany

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is back in the squad for Wednesday's trip to West Brom after two months on the sidelines with a thigh injury.

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Vincent Kompany: Ready to return for City

Vincent Kompany: Ready to return for City

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The 2011/2012 champions have struggled defensively in his absence and manager Manuel Pellegrini is grateful to have the 27-year-old Belgium centre-back available again.

The Chilean said: "Kompany is in the squad list and will travel with the team. I think Vincent is a very important player. He is a very good defender and of course we need him.

"On the other side, in the last five (domestic) games just Sunderland have scored one goal (against us). In all the others we have had clean sheets.

"So the other defenders can do it as well, but Vincent is always an important player."

On the game itself, Pellegrini admitted he was desperate to improve City's away record this season, adding: "It is very important especially this week.

"We play two games away before we play against Arsenal here at home so I hope we will be the same team we are here in those two games this week."

The likes of veteran Argentina defender Martin Demichelis and powerful England star Micah Richards have drawn criticism in attempting to fill the void left by Kompany, who has missed 10 games.

With City's strikers in red-hot form - especially at home - they have remained in touch with the Premier League leaders Arsenal and currently sit in third place, six points off the summit.

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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