Balotelli to return against Villa after latest bust-up with Mancini
21:30 GMT, 24 September 2012
Mario Balotelli will return for Manchester City at home to Aston Villa on Tuesday night, two days after his latest clash with Roberto Mancini.
Balotelli was pushed in the back by his manager as he left the field after the 1-1 draw with Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium, even though he had played for only five minutes as a sub.
Bust-up: But Balotelli is expected to start against Aston Villa
The striker hasn't started City's last two games but is expected to start with Carlos Tevez.
James Milner has had a scan on a sore toe, while Maicon has a foot injury.
Mancini said: 'We can't play with the same players as Sunday. We need to recover, as we have a game with Fulham in London next week. We will bring in Suarez, Razak and Scapuzzi maybe, but we want to win this competition.'