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City Struggle On Fit Strikers For Manchester Derby

Manchester City appears certain to be without four strikers for Sundays trip to Old Trafford.

Emmanuel Adebayor is out due to suspension, Robinho and Roque Santa Cruz are injured and Carlos Tevez is also unlikely to face his former club because of a knee problem he picked up playing for Argentina in last weeks World Cup qualifiers.

That leaves Craig Bellamy and Mr Benjamin (unpredictable) Mwaruwari as our main striking force.

With City on an unbeaten Premier League run our attacking midfielders, Stevie Ireland, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Martin Petrov are going to have to step in and produce the goods otherwise next weeks bragging rights are going to stay in the red half of Manchester.

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 17 2009

Time: 3:52PM

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Would have been brilliant to have taken them on with all our options, but we can still get a result. We beat them there 2-1 last year with Vassell and Benjani as strikers.
Johnny Baguette
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17/09/2009 17:53:00

Benajani is injured till November.
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17/09/2009 18:08:00

As JB says we have beat them with worse options in the past and they don't look as strong as back then. It would have been nice to be at full strength but when you face some of lifes challenges you sometimes have to beat the odds to show what you are made of. Come on City you can do it!
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17/09/2009 20:54:00

OMG! What happened to the 20 or so we bought this summer? Fergie said we had 20 strikers so it must be true
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17/09/2009 21:37:00

Five man midfield with Bellamy given carte blanche to attack wherever he likes in front of them. Petrov on the left, SWP on the right and Ireland weaving magic just behind Bellamy. Barry and de Jong holding the line. Given the best keeper in the Prem. our new defence will have to earn their corn. Come on City!
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