Football - Silva joins the City absentees

Manchester City are without playmaker David Silva (calf) and captain Vincent Kompany (thigh) for their Barclays Premier League trip to Sunderland.

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Midfielder Fernandinho and defender Matija Nastasic are also doubtful after suffering knocks in the midweek Champions League win over CSKA Moscow.

Striker Stevan Jovetic (calf) is also still sidelined while manager Manuel Pellegrini again looks set to prefer Costel Pantilimon to Joe Hart in goal.

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