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Everton v Man City preview

Everton captain Phil Jagielka returns to the squad for the visit of Manchester City after a 10-week absence with a hamstring injury.

Fellow centre-back Sylvain Distin is still a doubt after a similar problem forced him to miss last weekend's defeat at Southampton.

On-loan Gareth Barry is unavailable against his parent club while fellow midfielder Steven Pienaar (knee) is still not available.

Manchester City playmaker David Silva has recovered from an ankle injury ahead of the title favourites' crucial Barclays Premier League trip to Everton.

Winger and fellow Spaniard Jesus Navas, who has missed the last three games, remains on the sidelines with his own ankle problem.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini reports no other injuries ahead of Saturday's match but defender Matija Nastasic is not yet match fit after three months out with a knee injury.