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Kompany fit to face Wigan

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Vincent Kompany was man-of-the-match at Chelsea © PA Photos
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Vincent Kompany will be fit to captain Manchester City at Wigan on Wednesday to complete a week that included a spell on crutches and a man-of-the-match performance.

The Belgian defender was hurt in last week's Champions League draw with Real Madrid and was still on crutches 48 hours before City visited Chelsea on Sunday.

But he played the full 90 minutes at Stamford Bridge, reported no problems with his knee injury and is set to keep his place in the Premier League champions' team for the trip to the DW Stadium.

"It's not a case of it [two games in a week] being too much at all," said first-team coach David Platt.

"Vinnie would have still been feeling the effects of the injury that he picked up last Wednesday in the [Chelsea] game but he got through the game and got through it very well.

"There's nothing to do with the injury, there were no after-effects, he iced it straight afterwards as a precaution. We don't really have any concerns for him for Wednesday night."

But City will still be without left-back Gael Clichy, who has missed their last two games and is set to miss the next two with an ankle injury.

"He is closer but he is not there yet," Platt said. "Gael is progressing and progressing as well if not better than we probably expected. But he won't be involved. I don't think he will be on the training pitch even towards the end of this week so Saturday [against Everton] is out as well."

Joleon Lescott, who was not even on the bench for the Chelsea game, is in contention but midfielder Jack Rodwell is not ready to return from the hamstring injury that has sidelined him since the October international break.

Platt said: "Joleon is fine. He will be available for selection like he was available for selection for the last few games. Jack is progressing. He had a little setback last week but it was a couple of days' setback. He played 45 minutes for the EDS [Elite Development Squad] and felt a little bit tight in training."

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