Guardiola reveals reason for Aguero absence after win over Burnley

Date published: Saturday 28th November 2020 5:59

Pep Guardiola confirmed that Sergio Aguero is suffering with a swollen knee after missing Manchester City’s thumping of Burnley.

City have enjoyed a lot of success when hosting Burnley in recent years, and the trend continued with a fourth consecutive 5-0 win over that opponent at the Etihad Stadium.

It marks the first time City have scored multiple goals in a single Premier League game since September – and they even did so without their main striker.

They have been missing Aguero in his absence, and the Argentine was not even in the squad for the game on Saturday.

Speaking after the match, Guardiola confirmed that Aguero could be back in training soon.

He said: “Sometimes it is just a reaction on the knee. It is swollen. Hopefully tomorrow he can come back to training.

“Now it is three days then another one. We have to travel and prepare fully.”

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‘Always things to improve on’

After winning in the Champions League in midweek, City returned to domestic action with their first Premier League win in three games.

It lifts them into the top half and shows promise for the weeks ahead, as they look to climb up the table further.

Guardiola knows it was significant to get back to winning ways in such emphatic fashion.

“It was important to come back with a victory in the Premier League. One more game.

“We play a lot of games so to play 90 minutes and maintain a good level is not easy but there are always things to improve on.

“It’s important for our people to score goals and it is a chance for them to keep playing.”

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