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Man City boss Hughes praises Onuoha's defensive performances

Mark Hughes believes Richard Dunne and Nedum Onuoha are his best central defensive partnership. The 22 year-old Onuoha has been plagued by injury problems over the past year but is now showing his true ability.

"Nedum has come in and has done really well. Everybody here has a lot of time for him. We knew what a good player he was, but he has been frustrated by injuries in the past.

"That has held him back but he's fit and strong now. Let's hope his run in the team continues, because that's what Nedum needs now.

"His ability is there for all to see. He's a great athlete, and not a bad footballer either. He doesn't get as much credit as he deserves for his ability on the ball, but he's showing that and we're really pleased with him."

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