Man City boss Hughes: Adebayor best in world

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes was full of praise for Emmanuel Adebayor after his goal scoring performance against Arsenal.

"Emmanuel was outstanding today," purred Hughes.

"Amid some high quality goals, perhaps the best piece of skill was his run down the byline to set up Shaun Wright-Phillips for the chance he missed. If that had gone in, it would have been goal of the season.

"He is an outstanding talent and the best in the world at what he does."

On reports that Adebayor stamped on Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, Hughes added: "We are hopeful that the game itself will be the shining light rather than any one incident.

"We do not want it to cast a shadow on an outstanding game, but we will have to see what happens."