Citizens cool over Aguero knock

Manchester City are hopeful that the injury sustained by Sergio Aguero in the 3-0 victory at home to Fulham proves not to be too serious.

Aguero had to be replaced early on in the second half against the Cottagers, with Gabriel Jesus taking his place in a comfortable win for the reigning Premier League champions.

However, head coach Pep Guardiola did not seem too concerned about the knock after the game, saying: "It was something in the ankle. He went up to head a cross and when he fell down, he felt something.

"He finished the first half and started the second half a bit uncomfortable. He could have played on, but with us winning 3-0 we did not want to take a risk."

Meanwhile, Guardiola was also delighted to see Germany forward Leroy Sane mark his return to the starting line-up with a goal and a positive performance.

Sane had previously made three appearances as a substitute in the league this season, but impressed when given the nod by Guardiola on Saturday.

The Spaniard added: "We never doubted Leroy's quality. He showed us many times, especially last season.

"We cannot forget: he is 22 years old. These kinds of things – having up and down periods – happen at that age. He has to realise what he has to do as a professional."

City are currently priced at 4/6 to retain their Premier League crown, with Liverpool available at 5/2 and Chelsea 9/1.

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