Toure tipped to tackle Stoke in cup

Roberto Mancini expects to have skipper Kolo Toure available for Manchester City's FA Cup fifth-round tie against Stoke on Saturday.

Last Updated: 12/02/10 at 14:39

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Toure limped out of Tuesday's win over Bolton with a knee injury but has now recovered and is expected to partner £22million summer arrival Joleon Lescott in central defence because Vincent Kompany (groin) is out.

Craig Bellamy (knee) is also sidelined, while new signing Adam Johnson is cup-tied, having played against City for Middlesbrough earlier in the competition.

Kick-off 5.15pm.

City (from): Given, Taylor, Richards, Zabaleta, Onuoha, Toure, Lescott, Boyata, Garrido, Sylvinho, Bridge, Wright-Phillips, Ireland, Vieira, Barry, De Jong, Petrov, Ibrahim, Tevez, Adebayor.

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