Manchester City

Manchester City

Player News - Manchester City

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David Silva continues his return to the line-up with his third goal in his last two matches as City eased past West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Manchester City seem to be coping just fine without a recognized forward available as they went ahead 3-0 over the Baggies before conceding a late Ideye Brown goal for the final 3-1 score line. City got an early opener from Fernando who pounced on a rebound in the 8th minute. Yaya Toure scored the second from the spot in the 13th minute after David Silva drew a penalty from Joleon Lescott. Finally, Silva scored with a classy strike across the face of Ben Foster's goal for City's third. The Brown goal in the 87th minute was a nice story for Brown but otherwise irrelevant unless you were hoping for a City clean sheet.
Dec 26 - 12:07 PM

Edin Dzeko is still out with a calf injury and his updated timeline sees him returning in January.

Manchester City have three strikers and all are injured at the moment. James Milner started up top for the defending champions last time out and can be expected to lead the line again this weekend. Dzeko is not worth owning outside of the deepest of leagues at the moment.
Dec 25 - 7:41 PM

Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic won't be able to get fit for Boxing Day.

Jovetic is recovering from an injury and won't be able to return for Friday. This is a crucial time for title contenders and Manchester City will certainly miss having a striker tomorrow. James Milner will likely end up leading the line again and should be considered as a good short term option.
Dec 25 - 7:33 PM

In a match without the availability of a pure striker, Manchester City were able to find their scoring shoes in the second half, as a David Silva brace would grab the headlines in their tidy 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Going into the locker room at the half 0-0, the storyline looked to be how ineffective City were without a true striker as the versatile James Milner filled the role in a false nine. They plenty of possession and eight shots, but none were on target at the break. The dominance of possession would eventually undo the Palace defense though, as Silva opened the scoring early into the 2nd half, scoring off a deflection after being fed by Pablo Zabaleta. It was Silva again, this time firing home from a Aleksandar Kolarov cross. Yaya Toure would wrap up the 2nd half onslaught with a signature powerful surge that gave him his fourth goal in his last six league matches. Its off to West Brom on Boxing Day for the Sky Blues, who are at least temporarily level on points at the top of the table now with Chelsea.

Joe Hart has signed a long-term contract that will keep him at Manchester City until the end of the 2018-19 season.

The England goalkeeper, 27, joins Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri and David Silva in signing a new contract with the club in 2014. Hart told the club’s official website: "I’m really happy, I’ve been here a long time now and I want to keep that going. Hart joined the club from Shrewsbury Town and has made 276 appearances since.

Edin Dzeko has joined Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic in the physio's room, with Manchester City set to be without a recognised senior striker against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Now this is an interesting one. We know Sergio Aguero is out injured for at least six weeks, but the Manchester Evening News are reporting that Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic will also be missing this weekend. Enter 18-year-old Jose Angel Pozo, who made his debut against Leicester in Week 16 and is listed as a midfielder in the Yahoo game, priced under £4million. Manuel Pellegrini also hinted James Milner is an "option" in a strikerless formation.

Manchester City face a striker shortage / crisis as their three leading marksman are all ruled out for "maybe more than a couple of weeks."

Fresh from the disappointment of losing Sergio Aguero [knee ligament] for at least a month City at least took solace from the fact that Edin Dzeko was returning from a calf problem while Stevan Jovetic was managing his own muscular issue. However all that was about to change just 45 minutes prior to kick-off at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. Firstly the Press Association confirmed Jovetic had aggravated his injury in Rome – although the problem was only thought to be minor – and then Dzeko pulled up during the warm-up with a recurrence of his calf strain. Jose Pozo stepped in to fill the void today but in truth the youngster is still very raw and when you factor the loss of Vincent Kompany as well Manuel Pellegrini will have his work cut out just holding onto the coattails of Chelsea in the coming weeks.
Dec 13 - 3:47 PM

Frank Lampard scored the only goal as Manchester City triumphed 1-0 at bottom-of-the-table Leicester City.

Lampard continues to defy age as he scored his 175th Premier League goal to give Manchester City the win at Leicester. The ex-Chelsea man slotted home after good work by Samir Nasri's to keep City within three points of Chelsea at the top of the table. However, Manuel Pellegrini's afternoon was spoiled by two injuries after Eden Dzeko pulled a calf muscle in the warm-up and captain Vincent Kompany pulled up with a hamstring problem. Leicester have big problems of their own, rooted to the bottom of the table and without a win in eleven matches.
Source: BBC Sport
Dec 13 - 12:06 PM

Edin Dzeko has picked up an injury during warmups as Manchester City get set to face Leicester, and has been replaced in the starting eleven by Jose Pozo.

City fans will be holding their breath as their star striker Sergio Aguero is out for a spell and Stevan Jovetic was not fit enough to make today's squad. It is a major blow to those who invested in Dzeko as a bargain forward either for just this week or longer term in games with limited transfers. Pozo is making his first PL start and will be asked to at least hold up the line for City's more experienced midfielders.
Dec 13 - 10:06 AM

David Silva returned to the Manchester City squad for Wednesdays’ UEFA Champions League game in Rome for a 20 minute cameo but it was Samir Nasri who will steal the headlines following a stunning finish midway through the second half to help the Citizens to their first win on Italian soil in Europe.

By his own admission Nasri has taken a while to fully recover from groin surgery but in the past three games the Frenchman is hitting the high levels once again. With Yaya Toure suspended, Captain Vincent Kompany failing a late test – should return against Leicester City – and Edin Dzeko / Stevan Jovetic returning from injury City needed a big performance in the absence of their talismanic striker Sergio Aguero. A crucial Joe Hart save at nil nil, a tireless James Milner working the channel and another clean sheet – their second successive – for defensive duo Mangala and Martin Demichelis combined for a historic result which guaranteed progress into the next round - the draw will take place on Monday.
Dec 10 - 5:37 PM

The latest reports suggest that Sergio Aguero will be out for a minimum of four weeks after suffering a knee injury during the opening minutes of Saturdays’ British Premier League clash against Everton at the Etihad Stadium.

News on Sunday broke that the Argentine had strained lateral [outer] knee ligaments with the striker expected to be out for around a month initially – club representatives have confirmed the forward will target a return for the FA Cup in January or the fixture at Goodison Park the following weekend. The prognosis ends any speculation regarding a season ending injury and although disappointing - damage to the cruciate would’ve meant a significant period out. His absence presents Stevan Jovetic – recovering from a minor knock – and Edin Dzeko – just back from a calf injury – with an opportunity for an extended run in the first team. The highly regarded Spanish youngster Jose Pozo will also hope for increased involvement in the first team.
Dec 8 - 12:50 PM

Yaya Toure scored from the penalty spot as Manchester City defeated Everton 1-0.

The defending champions started the game off by losing Sergio Aguero in the 5th minute to a knee injury but they kept composed and won this really important match. James Milner was brought down by Phil Jagielka midway through the first half and Yaya Toure finished calmly from the penalty spot. If Aguero misses any time, Toure's fantasy stock goes up due to him inheriting penalty duties. City are now only three points behind Chelsea, who dropped three points at Newcastle earlier today.
Source: Sky Sports
Dec 6 - 2:39 PM

Sergio Aguero was forced off the pitch in the 5th minute of Manchester City's clash against Everton with a knee injury.

The striker went down early on and limped off the pitch in tears. He looked to be in a lot of pain and it was a very disappointing sight to see for both fantasy managers and soccer lovers. If Aguero has any ligament damage, Edin Dzeko could be good add in fantasy. We'll know more about the injury in the coming days so check back for an update early next week.
Source: SBNation
Dec 6 - 1:23 PM

Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala was suspended for the midweek match and should be rested for the weekend ahead.

Mangala received a red card last weekend and was in turn suspended for the midweek match against Sunderland. With Manchester City having played two matches in just a few days, Mangala will almost certainly start when they face Everton this weekend. A Manchester City starting defender playing at home is worth owning in fantasy against almost any opponent - use Mangala with confidence.
Dec 4 - 9:29 PM

Sergio Aguero scored two goals and added an assist in 74 minutes of play Wednesday night.

After conceding an early fluke goal off a deflected clearance from Pablo Zabaleta, City controlled possession, banging in two first half and two second half goals in a 4-1 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Aguero was nothing short of spectacular, finishing brilliantly on both goals and assisting on Stevan Jovetic's goal too. The Argentine striker leads the league in goals with 14 and is a must-own in all fantasy formats.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 3 - 5:00 PM


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