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Man City boss Hughes: Everything goes through Ireland

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes has hailed Stephen Ireland's season.

Ireland missed out on the PFA Young Player of the Year award last night and Hughes said: "Stephen Ireland has had a fantastic season and from our point of view he is the best young player this season.

"He has 13 goals now, which is an outstanding return for a midfield player in the Premier League and we are very pleased with his performance.

"His understanding of the game and when to join in from deep positions - he joins in the play with pace and is difficult to track because he has such energy - means opposition teams can't track him each and every time.

"He has a major impact on how we play."



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