The calf injury that caused Sergio Aguero to leave Manchester City’s 6-3 win over Arsenal in the 49th minute is going to keep him out for “at least a month” with some reports suggesting his absence could reach six weeks.
Aguero was in fine form, with 12 goals in his last 11 matches including a tally to open Saturday’s Gunner-trouncing at the Etihad Stadium.
The injury will be a great cause of concern for manager Manuel Pellegrini, who has watched his club overcome poor road form to sit just three points back of first-place Arsenal.
It’s confirmed – my calf injury will leave me out for at least a month. The good news is recovery work starts today!
If the injury costs Aguero just one month, he’ll miss Premier League matches against Fulham, Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Swansea City and Newcastle United in addition to a Capital One Cup tie at Leicester City and an FA Cup match at Blackburn.
City will turn to Edin Dzeko and/or Stevan Jovetic in the hopes of replicating Aguero’s prolific partnership with Alvaro Negredo.
After failing to qualify for the playoffs in each of their first eight seasons, 2015 saw the Reds venture into the postseason for the first time ever, only to be thumped in the knockout round, 3-0, by their 401 derby rival Montreal Impact, of all sides.
This is the year, though, or so we’ve said and been told all season long. While it remains to be seen how deep of a run TFC can muster in 2016, they’ll always have the Jozy Altidore‘s terrible first touch; Altidore’s wayward second and third touches; Altidore’s overhead cross; and Sebastian Giovinco’s strike, all of which you can watch in all its hilarity glory below.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) United States international Julian Green scored in his first official start as title holder Bayern Munich eased to a 3-1 win over Augsburg to reach the third round of the German Cup on Wednesday.
Green’s first goal in a competition match for Bayern came in the 42nd minute with a header off a cross by Thomas Mueller.
The 21-year-old American winger played in the previous German Cup round, coming off the bench in a 5-0 win over Carl-Zeiss Jena. Green has been in coach Carlo Ancelotti’s squad several times this season but this was his first start.
Manchester United will take on West Ham United at Old Trafford, while Arsenal will welcome Southampton to the Emirates Stadium. All quarterfinal fixtures will be played the week commencing Nov. 28.
As for the other two matchups, Liverpool host Leeds United at Anfield, and Hull City will face one of the three clubs they replaced in the PL this season, recently relegated Newcastle United, at the KCOM Stadium.
Full EFL Cup quarterfinal draw
Liverpool vs. Leeds United
Manchester United vs. West Ham
Hull City vs. Newcastle United
Arsenal vs. Southampton