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Jermain Defoe set for Manchester City opener as fit-again Sunderland striker targets quickfire start

Friday, 12 August 2016 19:22
Jermain Defoe set for Manchester City opener as fit-again Sunderland striker targets quickfire start New Black Cats boss David Moyes (left) will Jermain Defoe

Jermain Defoe has won his race to be fit for Saturday’s season opener at Manchester City.

The Sunderland striker has missed pre-season under David Moyes with a thigh strain and the new boss had feared kicking off without a recognised frontman.

 

Fabio Borini - who played on the wing last year - or 17-year-old Joel Asoro would have deputised, but Defoe is now in line to start against Pep Guardiola’s side.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3734993/Jermain-Defoe-set-Manchester-City-opener-Sunderland-striker-targets-quickfire-start.html#ixzz4HO4rxAF7

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