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Team news for Sunday's Premier League clash between Blackpool and Manchester City at Bloomfield Road (kick-off 4pm).

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Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has no fresh injury worries ahead of Manchester City's visit to Bloomfield Road on Sunday.

Matt Gilks (leg), Neal Eardley (ankle) and Craig Cathcart (back) were forced out of international duty with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively but have all recovered.

Keith Southern will be pushing for a start after returning to full fitness following a knee injury while Billy Clarke, Alex Baptiste (both knee) and Louis Almond (shoulder) remain on the sidelines.

Roberto Mancini has declared Jerome Boateng fit for City's trip.

Boateng missed Germany's midweek encounter with Kazakhstan after picking up a virus but has now recovered and is expected to feature at Bloomfield Road.

Micah Richards and Pablo Zabaleta have both recovered from hamstring injuries but Mario Balotelli (knee) and Aleksandar Kolarov (ankle) will be missing for another 10 days.

Blackpool (from): Gilks, Kingson, Keinan, Eardley, Taylor-Fletcher, Crainey, Evatt, Adam, Vaughan, Varney, Ormerod, Campbell, Grandin, Harewood, Southern, Carney, Cathcart, Basham, Euell, Sylvestre, Demontagnac, Phillips, Edwards.

Man City (from): Hart, Given, Richards, Boateng, Zabaleta, K Toure, Kompany, Lescott, Milner, Silva, Wright-Phillips, De Jong, Vieira, Y Toure, Johnson, Barry, Tevez, Adebayor, Jo, Santa Cruz.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:45
QPR v Stoke
15:00
A Villa v Arsenal
Burnley v Sunderland
Newcastle v Hull City
Swansea v Southampton
17:30
West Ham v Liverpool
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13:30
Leicester v Man Utd  
Tottenham v West Brom  
16:00
Everton v C Palace
Man City v Chelsea

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 4 9 12
2 A Villa 4 3 10
3 Swansea 4 3 9
4 Southampton 4 5 7
5 Man City 4 3 7
6 Tottenham 4 2 7
7 Arsenal 4 1 6
8 Liverpool 4 1 6
9 Man Utd 4 3 5
10 Hull City 4 0 5
11 Everton 4 -1 5
12 Leicester 4 -1 5
13 West Ham 4 -1 4
14 Stoke 4 -1 4
15 Sunderland 4 -1 3
16 QPR 4 -8 3
17 C Palace 4 -3 2
18 Burnley 4 -3 2
19 West Brom 4 -5 2
20 Newcastle 4 -6 2

Updated Thu, 18 Sep 2014

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