Kelechi Iheanacho is doubtful for Manchester City’s clash against Tottenham Hotspur at the White Hart Lane owing to injury, according to manager Manuel Pellegrini.

The Nigeria youth international did not travel with the Citizens for Tuesday’s Capital One fixture against Sunderland, where they triumphed 4-1.

David Silva, Samir Nasri, Fabian Delph, Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, Eliaquim Mangala, Gael Clichy and Wilfried Bony were not picked too owing to injury.

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And to the Manchester City boss have now confirmed that Iheanacho face fitness battles ahead Saturday’s fixture at Spurs.

“I always enjoy to see good players,” said Pellegrini “I think it is also important for our team because we had eight players injured for this game that we cannot use: (David) Silva, (Samir) Nasri, (Fabian) Delph, (Pablo) Zabaleta, (Vincent) Kompany, (Eliaquim) Mangala, (Wilfried) Bony and Kelechi (Iheanacho).

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“It is an important number of players that we couldn’t use. That’s why it was important to win the game and important to win in the way we played.”

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Question marks now remain over of what part – if any – Iheanacho will play in Saturday’s game against Tottenham.

Manchester City lead the English topflight log with 15 points from six games.


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