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Team News: Sergio Aguero returns for Manchester City

Sergio Aguero is back in the Manchester City starting lineup for this evening's Premier League clash against Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium.

Sergio Aguero has returned to the Manchester City starting lineup for this evening's Premier League clash against Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium.

The Argentine striker, who has scored 26 goals this season, has recently been sidelined with a hamstring problem.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini has made a further four changes following Sunday's defeat at Liverpool as Aleksandar Kolarov, James Milner, Javi Garcia and Alvaro Negredo all return.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has opted to make two changes, with Sebastian Larsson and Santiago Vergini replacing Ki Sung-Yeung and Phil Bardsley.

Man City: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov; Milner, Garcia, Fernandinho; Nasri, Aguero, Negredo
Subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Richards, Clichy, Rodwell, Dzeko, Jovetic

Sunderland: Mannone; Vergini, Alonso, Brown, O'Shea; Cattermole, Colback, Larsson, Johnson; Borini, Wickham
Subs: Altidore, Ba, Giaccherini, Scocco, Mavrias, Agnew, Ustari

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Manchester City's Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini looks on ahead of the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Manchester City at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England on February 8, 2014
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