Pellegrini plays down Aguero concerns after City win

Date published: Saturday 28th November 2015 6:39

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Manuel Pellegrini played down Sergio Aguero’s latest injury after the striker limped out of Manchester City’s defeat of Southampton.

Aguero, making only his third appearance since returning from a hamstring problem, appeared in some discomfort as he left the field after 64 minutes of City’s 3-1 Barclays Premier League win at the Etihad Stadium.

The Argentinian had been clutching his ankle just moments earlier but Pellegrini insisted it was not serious and the player was about to be substituted anyway.

The City manager said: “I spoke with Sergio before the game and he was not going to play more than 65 minutes. In the last play he received a kick in his heel. We will see tomorrow but I don’t think it was anything important.”

Aguero seems unlikely to play in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup quarter-final against Hull with Pellegrini suggesting the 27-year-old is due a rest anyway.

Pellegrini said: “We will see, not because he had a kick in his heel or because he went out in minute 65 but because he has played already three games in a row.

“It is very important to see with the medical staff in the way he is recovering and we will decide on Tuesday which is the starting XI against Hull.”

City’s victory was their first in three Premier League games and was a welcome relief for the title favourites after back-to-back losses to Liverpool and Juventus in different competitions in the past week.

The platform for the win was laid as Kevin De Bruyne and Fabian Delph struck in the opening 20 minutes with Aleksandar Kolarov settling nerves after Shane Long pulled one back.

Pellegrini said: “It was a very important reaction. It was not an easy week.

“We had won just one point from the last six in the Premier League so it was very important to win here against a difficult team that was unbeaten away. I am very happy with the performance and the three points.”

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    Ian Watson
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    Manuel Pellegrini played down Sergio Aguero’s latest injury after the striker limped out of Manchester City’s defeat of Southampton.

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    Brian blue
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    He will be fit for Stoke I believe but miss Hull…Time for some Bony time or our young striker. Silva also needs some match time KDB to rest against Hull,
    We now have two midfielders at last Delph and Fernandinho, use Fernando as back up. Hope Zabs is fit also for Hull Willy needs game time, we have not much option there anyhow

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    finn_red
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    spend another £1-200m and you’ll be ok!

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    Mancity Jim
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    To be honest I thought Bony looked lethargic when he came on yesterday Brian.

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    Brian blue
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    Jim.. Re Bony…he must know himself that chances will be few and far between if he can’t improve…he now has a chance with some game time against Hull and possibly Stoke where we will need some muscle.

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    Mancity Jim
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    Brian, The issue I have is if MP had got both Kelechi and wilfried on a free at the same time , would he always start wilfried and leave Kelechi on the bench based on their performances so far this season?

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