Man City sweat on Vincent Kompany injury

Following the withdrawal of captain Vincent Kompany in the closing stages of Sunday’s win over Southampton, Manchester City now face an anxious wait on the extent his injury, Sky Sports is reporting.

Staff at the club will assess the Belgian skipper on Monday once the team arrive back from their impressive 3-0 win over Southampton, but manager Manuel Pellegrini has already confirmed he is a doubt for their midweek game with Sunderland.

Pellegrini told reporters that the player had picked up a hamstring injury following the match but could not give any more information in the immediate aftermath of the win.

The Chilean boss now faces a small headache at the heart of his defence should Kompany be ruled out of the trip to Wearside – with Eliaquim Mangala suspended having received his marching orders in the game at St Mary’s for two bookable offences.

City do have options, with Martin Demichelis and Dedryck Boyata able to come into the side, while Bacary Sagna is also capable of playing at centre half should he be required.

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