Key pair return for Villa showdown

Manchester City duo Emmanuel Adebayor and Stephen Ireland will return for Monday evening's trip to face Aston Villa at Villa Park (8pm).

Last Updated: 02/10/09 at 16:37

Adebayor: Expected to win recall

Adebayor: Expected to win recall

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

After completing a three-match ban, Adebayor has been cleared to play after escaping an FA misconduct charge with a £25,000 fine following his controversial goal celebration against Arsenal last month.

Ireland has recovered from a sickness bug and he should also be involved as Gareth Barry faces his former club.

Martin Petrov will hope to retain his place after impressing in the 3-1 victory over West Ham.

City (from): Given, Taylor, Richards, Zabaleta, Toure, Lescott, Bridge, Sylvinho, Garrido, De Jong, Barry, Johnson, Wright-Phillips, Ireland, Ball, Weiss, Vidal, Bellamy, Santa Cruz, Petrov, Tevez, Adebayor.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Premier League Fixtures

Sunday, 23 November 2014
13:30
C Palace v Liverpool
16:00
Hull City v Tottenham
Monday, 24 November 2014
20:00
A Villa v So'ton
Saturday, 29 November 2014
12:45
W Brom v Arsenal  
15:00
Burnley v A Villa  
Liverpool v Stoke  
Man Utd v Hull City  
QPR v Leicester  
Swansea v C Palace  
West Ham v Newcastle  

Footer 365

Ligue 1: Lyon held by Bastia, Monaco grind out a point, Rennes climb

Lyon missed out on the opportunity to leapfrog Marseille in to second place in Ligue 1 as they were held 0-0 by Bastia.

Premier League: Arsene Wenger is frustrated by loss to Man United

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists his side should have got something from their 2-1 loss to Manchester United.

Premier League: Van Gaal stays grounded after first away win propels United into the top-four

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal played down his side’s first away win of the season at Arsenal.

Mail Box

A Funny Mail About Line Dancing & More

We have some great responses to young Jack's question about how readers first got into football. Plus, finally some intelligent thoughts on Dave Whelan's outburst...

United Fans Would Gladly Take Wilshere

That's the message to any Arsenal fans who don't appreciate the midfielder. Plus, plenty on everyone's current favourite football club chairman and a wee question about fandom...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property