Manchester City are likely to be without captain Vincent Kompany and striker Edin Dzeko until the New Year after both were injured at Leicester City on Saturday, BBC
Dzeko, who was recently back from injury, pulled a calf muscle in the warm-up at the King Power Stadium, having originally been named in the starting XI. Youngster Jose Angel Pozo replaced him, and he could now be set for an extended run in the team with Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic all absent ahead of the festive period.
“Of course now we are without Aguero, Dzeko and Jovetic for more than a couple of weeks,” said manager Manuel Pellegrini. ‘It’s a difficult situation but we will see the best way to resolve it.”
Kompany suffered a recurrence of his recent hamstring injury and had to go off in the second half to be replaced by Martin Demichelis. The skipper had been making his return after an intial two weeks on the sidelines.
And Pellegrini added: “I think he felt again a problem in his hamstring. That is why he didn’t play on Wednesday because it was too soon. He thought he was ready to play today. Vincent said he was available to play but could not play the whole game and we see what happened to him.”
Despite their injury woes, the champions came out on top in the East Midlands thanks to a goal late in the first half from Frank Lampard, who applied a close range finish to Samir Nasri’s cross.
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