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).

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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.

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