Man City boss Hughes axes Robinho, Adebayor for Sunderland

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes will axe high-priced stars Robinho and Emmanuel Adebayor for today's game against Sunderland.

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes will axe high-priced stars Robinho and Emmanuel Adebayor for today's game against Sunderland.

The Sun says the strikers, who cost City a combined £57million, turned in awful performances in Wednesday's 3-0 defeat at Tottenham..

And when Robinho was substituted just short of the hour, he stormed off down the tunnel..

Hughes now wants to give Roque Santa Cruz only his second League start since his £18m switch from Blackburn in June..

Craig Bellamy will come back in for the ineffective Robinho as City look to end a run of one League win in 10.