Adebayor could return for Man City in Carling Cup second leg

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini hopes to call on Emmanuel Adebayor for the Carling Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester United next Wednesday.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini hopes to call on Emmanuel Adebayor for the Carling Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester United next Wednesday.

Adebayor is in Togo on compassionate leave following the machine-gun attack on the national team bus that saw three people killed as they arrived in Angola for the African Nations Cup.

City have told Adebayor to take whatever time he needs but Mancini says that the former Arsenal striker "will be back in the next few days".

City hold a 2-1 advantage going to Old Trafford, thanks to a brace from former United striker Carlos Tevez after Ryan Giggs had opened the scoring.

 
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