Player News - Manchester City

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Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany will play no part in the club's round of 16 match on Tuesday.

It seems the unlucky captain has picked up another leg injury, which kept him out of the club's scoreless draw against Huddersfield in the FA Cup this weekend, and now will miss the Sky Blues' Champions League first leg match against Monaco on Tuesday. However, manager Pep Guardiola said he expects Gael Clichy to return to face one of Europe's top-scoring clubs: "Vincent is not ready for tomorrow. I think it won't be longer. Hopefully, for the Huddersfield game he will be ready. More or less the rest are okay. We will see after the session tomorrow. Gael had a problem in his back. He is much, much better. Maybe he will be back tomorrow. Tomorrow we will also decide which goalkeeper will play."
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 20 - 3:55 PM

Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of the FA Cup clash with Huddersfield according to Manchester City correspondent for Goal, Sam Lee.

The City captain was expected to start in the fifth-round tie but Lee confirmed via Twitter that Kompany was absent from training on Friday: ‘Kompany didn't train yesterday and won't play today. Unsure of exact extent of injury but told it's not major’. The Belgium stalwart has endured a torrid few years because of injury and his days at the club look to be numbered as his body fails to cope with the physical demands of playing at the highest level. Kompany has been restricted to just 565 Premier League minutes since the beginning of 2016. During which time, the 30-year-old reported six separate muscular injuries, one of which resulted in surgery keeping him out of Euro 2016. A knee ligament injury meant the centre-back was out for almost two months in November, 2016 and with time running out to prove his fitness, Guardiola must be tempted to dip into the transfer market to bolster the Blues defence.
Feb 18 - 9:06 AM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was unsure whether Gabriel Jesus would be able to return this season.

The Brazilian phenom suffered a broken metatarsal in his foot and underwent surgery in Barcelona today under renowned specialist Dr. Ramon Cugat. "I don't know if Gabriel Jesus will play again this season. They say [he could be out for] two or three months," Guardiola said. "Last night he had an operation, it was good, really good. The most important thing now is a good recovery and he is going back when he will be fit, I don't know if it will be the end of the season or next season." The 19-year-old has three goals in four Premier League matches since arriving in January and now looks set to make way for Sergio Aguero's return.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 17 - 11:46 AM

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero will return to his role as the go-to man up top following an injury to Gabriel Jesus.

With the young Brazilian likely out for months due to a broken foot, Aguero will surely regain his starting role. Rumors swirled that Aguero would seek a move away from the club after Gabriel Jesus' scintillating start to life in the Premier League led to Aguero playing second fiddle, but manager Pep Guardiola was quick to dispel the link: "Sergio knows the intention of his manager and the club. I don't want to sell him, I want him to stay here for a long time until he decides...He remains a top player and an important one for us to achieve our goals. I don't have doubts about that."
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 15 - 2:10 PM

Manchester City announced forward Gabriel Jesus sustained a broken foot on Monday night against Bournemouth.

The Brazilian phenom jumped onto the Premier League scene in the past month with three goals in five appearances for the Sky Blues, displacing Sergio Aguero from the starting lineup. But now reports say Gabriel Jesus could miss three months following surgery, which would rule him out until close to the end of the season. Said the club in a statement: "Manchester City can confirm Gabriel Jesus suffered a fractured metatarsal during the 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Monday night. The 19-year-old was withdrawn from action after 15 minutes of the game and assessed by the Club’s medical staff. He will undergo further examinations in the coming days to establish the extent of his layoff."
Feb 14 - 3:10 PM

Pep Guardiola says he will "pray tonight" after Gabriel Jesus was forced off just 15 minutes into the game at the Vitality Stadium.

The teenage sensation appeared to roll his right ankle as he stretched for a Raheem Sterling cross, and despite trying to continue, City were taking no chances. Gabriel was replaced by Sergio Aguero, who was named on the bench for the third successive game, and the Argentine played a major role in helping to secure three-points after his shot was deflected past Artur Boruc to seal the win on the south coast. Speaking to Sky Sports post-match, Guardiola said Gabriel would be fully assessed on Tuesday morning: "We will know exactly, he was so, so unfortunate. Hopefully – I'm am going to pray tonight – it is not going to be a big issue." City travel to Huddersfield in the FA Cup this weekend and then face Monaco in the Champions League. However, as rivals United play in the EFL Cup final, Pep’s men won’t be on league duty again until March 05 at Sunderland.
Feb 14 - 3:59 AM

Bournemouth demonstrated a far more robust defensive performance than recent matches but ultimately lost 2-0 to Manchester City.

The early period of the game's biggest talking points surrounded those who left the field as opposed to goings on on the field. Gabriel Jesus twisted his ankle and was replaced by Sergio Aguero. Simon Francis also had to go off after tweaking a previous muscular injury. All the while, Ibe went close to rounding Caballero as the Cherries relied on high balls over City's press. City came into the game as the half progressed with Sterling hitting the post and Yaya shooting from range. The former broke the deadlock after Sané's cross deflected into his path. Bournemouth had an instant response by King ruled out for a foul on Stones. Wilshere was also withdrawn due to injury. After the interval, both teams had spells of dominance with Arter going closest from range before Mings deflected Aguero's attempt into his own net following a Sterling cross. City had the best chances after that but failed to score again. Sané had the best attempt but slammed the crossbar.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 13 - 5:06 PM

Manchester City's Willy Caballero has a new lease on life under Pep Guardiola, recording three straight clean sheets.

Caballero has started the last two Premier League matches as the Claudio Bravo experiment at Manchester City has not gone according to plan since the Chilean forced out Joe Hart in an £17 million move from Barcelona. And now Caballero looks to be the No. 1, for the time being: "Whether it's Claudio or me when we train we receive the same information, so we are ready to play and we don't have a difference with the boss and the rest of the players. I was always waiting for the cup but now I am ready for every single game. I will try to work really hard for the rest of the week but he always makes the decision for the team."
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 7 - 6:29 PM

In a matter of two weeks, Sergio Aguero has gone from talks over ending his career at the club to a potential exit.

That's because a 19-year-old by the name of Gabriel Jesus has taken the Premier League by storm since his arrival last month with two goals and an assist in two starts under manager Pep Guardiola. But his form has lead to a spot on the bench for Aguero, who said he does not know where his future lies after this season: "I have three months to do my best and and try to help the team, and we'll see what happens with my future. Sometimes this happens. When you're on the bench you have to wait for your opportunity...I have to help the team as much as I can in these three months. Afterwards we'll see what the club wants to do with me."
Source: The Mirror
Feb 7 - 6:23 PM

Gabriel Jesus has hit the ground running, scoring twice in his second start for Manchester City, the second of which won the match in added time as Manchester City slip past Swansea City, 2-1.

The Jesus era is officially upon us. After getting his first start against West Ham in which he scored and assisted, he was behind both goals today while Sergio Aguero was named to the bench, only to be given a late cameo. The first goal came when David Silva fed Raheem Sterling in front of goal and the ball was left for Jesus to smash home. The Citizens had several chances to build on their lead but could not find the end product and eventually Swansea found a late equalizer. Jesus saved the day though in the second minute of stoppage time by poking the ball in after the keeper failed to deal with an initial header. If Jesus is sitting out there available in draft leagues, he needs to be picked up post haste.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 5 - 10:29 AM

Manchester City continued their dominance over West Ham United with a 4-0 win at the London Stadium on Wednesday.

City, who won 5-0 last time the sides met in the FA Cup earlier this month, enjoyed another successful outing against the Hammers. The Citizens needed less than an 40 minutes to put the match out of reach, as Gabriel Jesus shined on his full debut with his league assist and goal in the first half. Pep Guardiola's side took the lead after 17 minutes when Jesus feed Kevin De Bruyne, who fire home from the edge of the box, while David Siliva tapped home to double their advantage just four minutes later. Jesus then sealed the affair in the 39th minute when Raheem Sterlng squared the Brazilian the box inside the area for a simple finish. City would go on to add a fourth when Yaya Toure converted a penalty to cap their emphatic victory.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 1 - 5:10 PM

Manchester City fans and fantasy managers alike will fret no more over Sergio Aguero's fitness for Gameweek 23.

The Manchester City talisman was originally a doubt for the match against West Ham after sustaining a minor back injury against Spurs in a 2-2 draw in Gameweek 22. But manager Pep Guardiola confirmed Aguero is fit and in contention for the trip to east London, as is midfielder Fernandinho following his four-match ban: "Yes, he [Aguero] trained with the team so he is ready. Fernandinho is so important. We play a lot of games without him. I am happy he is back. Of course, it is important for us."
Feb 1 - 6:30 AM

Manchester City is waiting on the status of star forward Sergio Aguero for the club's upcoming match with West Ham.

The Argentine international missed Saturday's FA Cup win against Crystal Palace after coming away from the Spurs match with a back problem. Said manager Pep Guardiola: "Sergio felt a small problem two days after the game against Tottenham. He felt something in his leg. We have four days until the next game and we will see." If Aguero is not ready in time for Wednesday's trip to east London, winter arrival Gabriel Jesus already has his first start at City under his belt while Kelechi Iheanacho and Nolito have also been fighting for a starting chance.
Jan 30 - 7:06 AM

Amid all the rumours of unrest and interest abroad, Sergio Aguero has signed a new contract at Manchester City.

This comes according to manager Pep Guardiola, as the club have yet to make an announcement. The prolific striker has scored 18 goals this season in all competitions—10 in the Premier League—but he has also missed seven matches due to suspensions. However, it looks like Aguero is tied down through what could be the end of his career in Europe. Said Guardiola: "He [Aguero] has already signed a contract extension. Sergio will be here until he decides not to be here. He is our best striker - we have a problem with goals so we need him. What I want is the best possible for him."
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 25 - 5:51 PM

Pep Guardiola's Saturday was spoiled by a controversial no call as Manchester City drew 2-2 with Tottenham at the Etihad.

In an attempted to bounce back from last week's 4-0 defeat at Everton, Guardiola's decision to field an attacking starting XI paid off after a scoreless first half. Manchester City took the lead on 49 minutes and doubled their advantage just five minutes, with Leroy Sane and Kevin De Bruyne scoring goals thanks to a pair of blunders by Hugo Lloris. With the fixture seemly in City's favor, controversy struck after Spurs pulled one back when Dele Alli headed Kyle Walker’s stellar cross home. Somehow, referee Andre Marriner did not award a penalty when Walker shoved Raheem Sterling with the winger in on a 1v1—with the result a Heung-Min Son equalizer for Spurs just a minute later. While debutant Gabriel Jesus appeared to right the wrong when he headed home just 60 seconds after being introduced off the bench, his goal was judged offside. The bitter draw City leaves them in fifth, on 43 points.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 21 - 3:39 PM



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