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Negredo hands City injury boost

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Alvaro Negredo has handed Manchester City an injury boost with the striker set to be fit for their Premier League clashes with Tottenham and Chelsea despite suffering a shoulder injury.

Negredo damaged his shoulder in Tuesday's League Cup semi-final second leg win at West Ham - where he scored twice to take his tally for the season to 23 goals in 33 games - and was pictured leaving the Bridgewater Hospital in Manchester in a protective sling on Wednesday.

However after initial tests, Negredo did not require further treatment at City's Carrington training ground and the sling is believed to be purely precautionary.

Negredo is set to be rested for Saturday's FA Cup fourth round tie at home to Watford, but should return at White Hart Lane next Wednesday before City host Chelsea five days later.

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