Man City Team News: Guardiola Confirms Major Blow As 3 Players Miss Tottenham Trip

By on April 13, 2018

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Manchester City will look to wrap-up the Premier League title with a win when they take on Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday night.

Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s provided a full team news and injury update ahead of the game.

The City boss revealed a major blow with the news that Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of the trip to London after feeling a reaction from his recent cameo appearances off the bench.

Aguero was rushed back from a knee injury to play in the final 15 minutes against Manchester United last weekend and was caught on the leg by a heavy challenge from Ashley Young.

The Argentinean international then made another appearance from the bench during City’s Champions League defeat to Liverpool in midweek, despite being unable to train following the United game.

Guardiola claims Aguero has been left unable to walk probably after playing on Tuesday night and has now ruled the South American striker out of the trip to Wembley this weekend.

In a double blow, John Stones is also still unavailable due to an on-going adductor injury while Fernandinho is suspended after picking up his tenth booking of the season last week.

City head in to the weekend action looking to bounce back from a week of disappointments having missed the chance to win the title against United and being knocked out of the Champions League.

However, Guardiola knows this is another great chance to get back to winning ways and wrap-up the title in style by beating one of their closest rivals, Tottenham.

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5 Comments

  1. spurred-on

    April 13, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    The only ‘news’ here is Aguero. We already knew the situation with Stones and Fernandinho. COYS!

  2. Spursmad

    April 13, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    City cant win the league by beating Spurs on sat night. They also need utd to lose to West Brom on Sun to confirm the league this weekend.

  3. GRAHAM

    April 13, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Everbody thinks man city blew the champions league against Liverpool
    so lets take a look at the facts
    anfield first leg LIVERPOOL 1ST GOAL OFFSIDE

    2nd and 3rd goals no problem with them
    man city goal ruled out as offside when it wasn’t 2-1
    blatant penalty and handball prob would have scored 2-2
    advantage city with 2 away goals

    2nd leg city score 1-0 2nd goal for city ruled out as offside when it clearly wasn’t
    at this stage city should have gone on and won it.bad res cost city progression into next round.
    for pep get rid of laporte hes slow and has no idea he just watched instead of getting onto back post
    otomendi not good enough and slow,danilo not good enough

  4. spurred-on

    April 14, 2018 at 8:41 am

    @Graham. True indeed. Also, how did Utd beat City last weekend? City should have been 5-0 up at half-time: they hit the post twice and should certainly have had a penalty for Young’s challenge on Aguero, and that’s not mentioning Sterling missing two sitters. I’m a Spurs fan but there’s no way City will (or deserve to) lose four games in a row. I’d settle for a draw right now (befor Spurs V City). City is our only remaining tough game and we have a big enough buffer over Chelsea to drop two points. Re the Champions League, it’s a pity City had to play Liverpool; when did we last see Real V Barcelona in a quarter-final?

  5. Zacx

    April 14, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Aside from bad refereeing and lost of focus, City will find it hard to beat consistent Spurs at Wembly. City tends to play badly in the second half and I’ll be happy to take a draw in this game.

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