Manchester City’s fans will have been waiting intently for a post-game update from Pep Guardiola. And it has arrived.
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Leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero, who scored a sumptuous chip for City’s second goal at Fulham on Saturday, walked off rather gingerly in the second half of the 2-0 win at Craven Cottage.
Aguero, 30, was looking sharp throughout but he seemed to pull up early in the second half and pointed to the bench that he needed to come off.
Speaking after the win at Fulham, Pep Guardiola didn’t confirm what the issue was but is hoping for good news as Aguero will be assessed on Sunday.
“Tomorrow we have the real assessment,” Guardiola said. “He [Aguero] says he felt something but he is not injured. As a precaution he decided not to continue. Hopefully it’s nothing serious.”
Did it look serious?
Gabriel Jesus replaced Aguero with 33 minutes left, and although the Argentine striker walked off the pitch on his own, he had a brief chat with Guardiola and seemed to just be coming off as a precaution.
With a huge few weeks coming up in City’s quest for a historic quadruple, the last thing they need to do is take a risk with Aguero in a game that was already won.