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Football: Man City’s Robinho Doubt For West Brom

Posted on: December 19, 2008

LONDON: Manchester City’s star Brazilian striker Robinho is a doubt to play West Brom in Sunday’s Premiership fixture after injuring his ankle in the 3-1 UEFA Cup defeat by Racing Santander.

The former Real Madrid front man was hampered by the injury when he was surprisingly named in the starting eleven by manager Mark Hughes though City had already qualified for next year’s round of 32 knockout stage.

Hughes said: “Robinho was not able to continue so he is a big doubt for the weekend. It is his ankle again. We are staying here overnight so we will check everyone in the morning.

“He has made a great impression on everyone in Manchester, scoring eight goals in the Premier League. We are delighted with his impact.

“In the last three games he has been struggling with an injury and that was a concern to him tonight. We are pleased with what he has produced.”

Even though City’s campaign in the group stages ended in disappointment, they advance to the knockout stages in top spot. That means they will face a third-placed side in one of the other groups when the draw is made on Friday.

– AFP/yt

Channel News Asia

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