Player News - Manchester City

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Manchester City gained three points on rivals Manchester United as Leroy Sane led the charge to a 3-0 win over Burnley.

The City train keeps chugging along, with the attack finding it difficult at times to break down a pesky Burnley defense, but two goals inside of two minutes in the second half put the game away. In the first half, they took the lead when Bernardo Silva drew a penalty after tripping over Nick Pope. Sergio Aguero stepped up and converted for his seventh league goal of the season. Burnley never looked ready to fold, but in the 73rd minute, City doubled their lead when a Sane corner was headed home by Nicholas Otamendi. Less than two minutes later, Kevin de Bruyne delivered a peach of a through ball to Sane who had plenty of space to slot home with ease. The defense was not tested too much, but were in control, keeping their sixth clean sheet to date.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 21 - 12:06 PM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed in his pre-match press conference that forward Sergio Aguero is fit to start.

The Argentine international has been limited over the last three weeks after sustaining a broken rib injury during Gameweek 7. However, while being in the side for the club's last three matches, including Tuesday's Champions League win against Napoli, the club's leading scorer has not started. Said manager Pep Guardiola: "The game against Stoke, he [Aguero] had done just one training session. The game against Napoli he was ready and, of course, he’s ready for tomorrow." However, it remains to be seen whether the striker will get the start with the club coming off a seven-goal performance against Stoke last weekend. A start for Aguero would mean the bench for in-form attackers Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane or Raheem Sterling after contributing a combined four goals and three assists last weekend.
Oct 20 - 3:32 PM

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero is expected to return to the starting lineup on Tuesday in Champions League.

The Argentine forward was on the bench in the club's 7-2 rout of Stoke City on Saturday, but was kept off the pitch as he recovers from a broken rib injury suffered in a car accident before Gameweek 7. However, Aguero looks set to be recalled into the starting lineup for the club's Champions League group stage match against Serie A-leading Napoli. Said manager Pep Guardiola: "Day by day he is much better, yesterday (Sunday) he made an amazing training session. The day before Stoke was good but not perfect - yesterday was really good."
Oct 16 - 3:41 PM

Manchester City finally broke through at the top of the table, but it's clear the club is in a league of its own after a 7-2 win against Stoke City.

This Manchester City attack is unlike any the Premier League has every seen, scoring 28 goals in its first eight games to equal a top-flight record set in 1963. Gabriel Jesus added two goals, scoring the first of the match in the 17th minute that led to a deluge of goals. Raheem Sterling followed two minutes later to start an afternoon that saw him add two more assists. David Silva also added a first-half goal to make it 3-0 at the half. After the Potters cut the lead to 3-2, Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho, Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva all scored second-half goals to send City past rival United atop the table.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 14 - 11:57 AM

Manchester City will still be without its captain for the upcoming weekend match against Stoke City.

Despite the expected return of Sergio Aguero on Saturday, manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that Vincent Kompany will miss out as he recovers from a calf injury suffered while with Belgium at the end of August. The defender missed all of September due to the persistent problem, although Guardiola confirmed that he is not too far off from a full return. "He is much, much better but still injured. Hopefully, it is the last part. It depends on him when he will come back. He will notify us."
Oct 13 - 4:12 PM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that forward Sergio Aguero has a chance to play Saturday against Stoke City.

The Argentine forward was expected to miss up to four weeks after suffering a broken rib injury in a car accident in Amsterdam before the club's last match. However, Guardiola hinted that Aguero could be involved for the side with Gabriel Jesus returning from a long trip to Brazil: "Maybe [he is in contention to play against Stoke]. Today, in the last training session, we are going to see. He is not 100% but he recovered quite well. We will see. We are happy he is back in training."
Oct 13 - 4:08 PM

Manchester City could have star forward Sergio Aguero back sooner than expected from a broken rib injury.

The club confirmed that the Argentine international is taking part in light training after resting during the international break. Aguero suffered the injury, which was expected to rule him out for two to four weeks, when his taxi was involved in a car accident in Amsterdam days before Gameweek 7. But now, Aguero is on track to return within the next two gameweeks as the club's leading goalscorer on six goals from six Premier League matches. A further update is expected this week when manager Pep Guardiola holds his weekly press conference prior to the Stoke City match.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 11 - 5:13 PM

Fantasy managers can breath: Kevin De Bruyne was back in training Wednesday after a brief injury scare.

The Manchester City midfielder missed Belgium national team training on Tuesday, but only as a precaution as he shakes off a tight hamstring. After scoring the match-winning goal against former club Chelsea on Saturday, De Bruyne said he is feeling fresh and ready to kick on: "I feel very good, I think I said from the beginning of the season that I had a good rest that I had not had for a long time...Sometimes, like last year, I had ten days of preparation before the start of the season, and sometimes it can catch up to you. It’s not always physically, it’s more mentally, because all the travelling and playing, sometimes you’re a little bit off in your head. Now I feel really fresh."
Oct 4 - 12:23 PM

Manchester City isn't taking any chances with Vincent Kompany set to skip international duty with Belgium.

The Manchester City captain has not had the best of luck when it comes to joining up with Belgium during the international break—the last time resulted in a calf injury that has kept him out for over a month. With Kompany returning to fitness, manager Pep Guardiola said the central defender will not be risked ahead of Belgium's World Cup qualifiers this week: "I spoke to Roberto Martinez [Belgium manager]. He told me he will go there to meet with the Belgium doctors but he is coming back. Of course he cannot play with Belgium."
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 3 - 10:51 AM

Fabian Delph has been forced to withdraw from the England squad after sustaining an unspecified muscular strain during Saturdays 1-0 win over Chelsea.

The Manchester City midfielder was set to win his first cap in more than two years in this week’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers, but following an assessment at St George’s Park on Monday, it was recommended that Delph returned to his club for further treatment. While the precise nature of his injury has not been disclosed, some reports suggest it is hamstring related, although there has been no indication on whether he will be fit when the Premier League resumes on October 14. In his absence, Gareth Southgate has called up 21-year-old Harry Winks who has only recently recovered from the ankle ligament injury which ended his 2016/17 campaign prematurely. The Three Lions face Slovenia on Thursday knowing that a win will guarantee their place at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 2 - 4:47 PM

Manchester City secured a massive 1-0 win over Chelsea thanks to a second-half strike from Kevin De Bruyne.

De Bruyne sure has a knack for revenge when it comes to his former side, netting the match-winner in the 67th minute. The Belgian international linked up for a nice one-two combination with Gabriel Jesus, who was the lone striker with Sergio Aguero out due to a broken rib, and rifled a shot from outside the penalty area that eluded the outstretched arm of Thibaut Courtois. It proved to be all City needed as the club secured its fourth straight clean sheet in a month where the Sky Blues didn't concede a single goal.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 30 - 2:35 PM

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero is set for a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a broken rib injury.

Recent reports suggest Aguero is set to miss two to four weeks with the injury after he was involved in a car accident in Amsterdam on his day off yesterday. While Aguero is set to miss the weekend, the international break next week could see him potentially miss only one league match depending on his recovery. In the meantime, Gabriel Jesus is expected to lead the line as a central forward. Said manager Pep Guardiola: "I don't know, I am not a doctor, I don't know exactly what he has. It was an accident. Fortunately, he will come back and recover as soon as possible...The first impression we have is he has broken the rib. Exactly how many days he will have off, I don't know right now."
Sep 29 - 4:27 PM

Benjamin Mendy will undergo surgery in Barcelona after tests confirm the defender ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Pep Guardiola was hoping the former Monaco full-back could play in the Champions League earlier this week after limping off against Crystal Palace, but concerns began to grow when he was unable to train on Monday. Mendy then travelled to Barcelona to see world renowned knee specialist Ramon Cugat to determine the precise nature of his injury. In a statement released by the club on Thursday, they confirmed that ‘further examinations’ had revealed the extent of the damage and that Mendy would go under the knife tomorrow. There has been no timescale put on his recovery, although, as a general rule of thumb, a return to first-team action can take up-to 9 months which would effectively end his domestic season and seriously jeopardises his dreams of playing at the World Cup in 2018. Guardiola will look to Danilo or Fabian Delph to help fill the void before dipping into the transfer market once the window opens again in January.
Sep 28 - 4:05 PM

Manchester City has seen its biggest weakness exposed with a significant injury to defender Benjamin Mendy.

Reports claim Manchester City is fearing a ruptured ACL for Mendy after suffered a knee injury that requires him to see a specialist this week. But manager Pep Guardiola has already hinted at buying another left-back in January, leading to speculation that Mendy's injury is serious: "Tomorrow he's travelling to Barcelona and we will see finally what he has. Our first impression is that it will it be a little long, longer than we expected...We will see in January [about buying a replacement]. We thought next summer about looking for another left-back, another replacement. We have alternatives in our squad: Danilo, [Fabian] Delph, Fernandinho, even [Oleksandr] Zinchenko." The summer signing from Monaco is the club's only senior left-back after allowing Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov to leave this summer. Fabian Delph has filled in recently while Danilo is also an option after playing at left-back at the start of the season.
Source: ESPN FC
Sep 27 - 5:34 PM

Manchester City is getting used to blowing out its opposition following a 5-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The win means that Manchester City retains its spot atop the table with Manchester United while outscoring its opponents 16-0 in the last three Premier League matches. However, the Sky Blues could only manage one goal in the first half, a skillful strike from Leroy Sane, who also added two assists, in the 44th minute. But after the break, it was all over: Raheem Sterling added two goals as substitute in the 51st and 59th, Sergio Aguero continued his scoring roll with a goal in the 79th minute and Fabian Delph rocketed a strike from outside the box in the 89th.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 23 - 12:24 PM



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