21 Jan 2012

Balotelli to line up against Spurs in EPL

6:36 am on 21 January 2012

The Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has recovered from an ankle injury and will be fit for Monday's Premier League football clash against Tottenham Hotspur at Eastlands.

The Italian, who missed Tuesday's 1-0 win at Wigan Athletic that restored City's three-point lead at the top of the table, is in the frame for the tricky game against third-placed Spurs and defender Micah Richards is back too.

City hammered Spurs 5-1 at White Hart Lane in August but since then Harry Redknapp's men have lost only once in the league and turned into title contenders, winning many admirers with their attractive brand of soccer.