Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola this evening eased fears more than the fitness of striker Sergio Aguero, following his side’s win at Crystal Palace.
Sterling at the double
The Citizens travelled to Selhurst Park earlier currently, as Guardiola’s guys continue their pursuit of a 2nd-straight Premier League crown.
City headed into proceedings a point adrift of table-toppers Liverpool, albeit with a game in hand.
The Sky Blues had, although, fallen to their very first defeat given that the finish of January for the duration of the week, at the hands of Tottenham in the very first-leg of the all-English Champions League quarter-final tie involving the clubs.
But, when all was mentioned and accomplished at Selhurst Park, the guests got their type firmly back on track.
Right after opening the scoring with 15 minutes gone, Raheem Sterling doubled City’s benefit just previous the hour-mark, following a ordinarily-sumptuous group move.
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Crystal Palace, although, set up a nervy close to proceedings with 10 minutes remaining, as Luka Milivojević’s pinpoint no cost-kick discovered the corner of Ederson’s target.
But City, in the finish, held their nerve, creating certain of victory in the 90th-minute by way of substitute Gabriel Jesus.
Even though it proved a largely-satisfying outing for the Sky Blues at Selhurst Park, nevertheless, a single supply of concern for City was the functionality, and common lack of sharpness of Sergio Aguero.
The Argentine hitman looked off the pace all through the 90 minutes in London, a great deal like he did versus Tottenham on Tuesday evening.
As such, when Aguero headed straight down the tunnel just after getting replaced by Gabriel Jesus 15 minutes from time, fears immediately spread that the 30-year-old could be carrying an injury:
Sergio Aguero does not appear 100% match to me. That was clearly visibility against spurs in mid week and currently once again. He is just there to scare the opponents #bbcfootball
— Sulaimon Adelekan (@Iamsulaimon) April 14, 2019
Pep Guardiola, although, has this evening moved to dispel such fears, ahead of his side’s Champions League return clash with Spurs in three days’ time:
Guardiola says Aguero is not injured
— Sam Lee (@Sammy_Purpose) April 14, 2019
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