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Last Updated: Friday, 5 August, 2005, 15:46 GMT 16:46 UK
Jihai available for season opener
Sun Jihai

Manchester City defender Sun Jihai will be available for Manchester City's opening game of the season despite his sending-off in a friendly with Stoke.

City boss Stuart Pearce thought Jihai would be banned for three matches.

However, after discussions with the Football Association, he will only be suspended for a reserve team fixture against Middlesbrough on 16 August.

The news is a relief for Pearce, who has already lost defender Richard Dunne for three months out with injury.




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