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Kompany ruled out

Manchester City midfielder Vincent Kompany is ruled out of the UEFA Cup match against his former club Hamburg on Thursday because of a hamstring injury.

Kompany suffered the setback in the defeat by Arsenal at the weekend and has remained at home for treatment.

The Belgium international's absence leaves manager Mark Hughes short of numbers in that department as another former Hamburg star, Nigel De Jong, is cup-tied.

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A huge blow given that de Jong is unavailable, and in hindsight, makes the decision to field him at Arsenal on Saturday very much a bad one.