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Aguero back for title race finale

ESPN staff
May 9, 2014
Sergio Aguero has missed 19 of Manchester City's last 32 games © Getty Images

Sergio Aguero is fit and available to make his Manchester City comeback as they look to seal the Premier League title against West Ham on Sunday.

City only need a point to be crowned champions and Aguero, who scored the goal that won them the league in 2012, was a doubt after limping off in Saturday's 3-2 win over Everton with a groin problem.

The 28-goal striker, who has missed 19 of City's last 32 games, sat out Wednesday's 4-0 win over Aston Villa but manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed he will be back.

"The whole squad is fit," he said in a news conference. "It is very important because for a manager if you have your whole squad and can choose between all your players it is the most important thing."

In Aguero's absence, Edin Dzeko has delivered vital goals with doubles against both Everton and Villa and Pellegrini praised the in-form forward.

He added: "It was very important at the beginning of the season to have a good squad: more than a team, a squad. At this moment Edin is in a very high level of performance and he is doing very well. In other moments it was Alvaro Negredo or 'Kun' Aguero [who were scoring] so I think all the players are involved."

City beat West Ham 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium in January in the Capital One Cup but Pellegrini is not anticipating a repeat. "I think all the games are different," he said.

While a draw will suffice for City, Pellegrini is aiming to for another victory. He explained: "Every team must play every game to win. It doesn't matter in which conditions they are playing, every team must want to win."

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