Zabaleta set for City return

The Argentina international flew home earlier this month after his

father was injured in a road accident. Zabaleta has missed three

matches but has made himself available for Sunday’s Sky Live game

against Sunderland. The 26-year-old’s return is timely given

injuries suffered to his fellow defenders Micah Richards and Jerome

Boateng. A statement on the City website confirmed the news and

added: “Pablo has expressed his thanks to all the messages of

support he’s had from City fans.”