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Wright-Phillips cleared to play

SHAUN Wright-Phillips has been cleared to play for Manchester City against Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Wright-Phillips was expected to miss the Premier League encounter at Eastlands after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association following his retaliatory strike at
Rory Delap at Stoke on Saturday.

However, the FA have granted City an extension to the normal deadline for responding to the charge, which ran out this evening.
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It doesn't mean he is off the hook however, and could still face up to a three match suspension as a result of the initial charge stemming from the incident with Rory Delap.