Double delight for Wright-Phillips

Shaun Wright-Phillips scores twice to launch his second spell as a Manchester City player in spectacular fashion.
Shaun Wright-Phillips of Manchester City celebrates scoring his first goal.
Shaun Wright-Phillips of Manchester City celebrates scoring his first goal.

Shaun Wright-Phillips scored twice to launch his second spell as a Manchester City player in spectacular fashion. The £9million (Dh63million) former Chelsea winger struck five minutes after the break and then again eight minutes later as City eased to victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland could hardly have made the England international any more welcome as he sought to relaunch his career with City, the club where he first came to prominence. Stephen Ireland had fired the visitors ahead in first-half injury-time, but a largely bemused crowd of 39,622 saw Roy Keane's expensively assembled squad wilt alarmingly after the break. Wright-Phillips was warmly applauded as he left the pitch to be replaced by Elano five minutes from time as City boss Mark Hughes started to celebrate a comprehensive victory over his former Manchester United teammate Keane.

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Published: August 31, 2008 04:00 AM

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