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Aguero recovering after surgery on his knee

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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is recovering from an arthroscopy on his knee.

Aguero missed Saturday night's win at Tottenham after suffering an injury setback, but manager Pep Guardiola said last week he remained hopeful the 29-year-old would be available for the "last games" of the season.

No timescale for his recovery has been given but, with City already crowned Premier League champions, the World Cup will be his main target.

Aguero has not started a game since City's victory over Chelsea on March 4, although he was an unused substitute against Basel on March 7.

Following his lay-off he returned to action as a late substitute in the derby defeat to Manchester United on April 7, when he was hurt in a controversial challenge from Ashley Young that went unpunished.

After that he was unable to train fully in the build-up to the second leg of City's Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool on April 10. Again, he was only able to appear as a second-half substitute.

Guardiola said: "I don't know (when he will be fit). We cannot forget he was two months injured.

"He made a huge effort, because after the action from Ashley Young against United, with problems in the knee, he could not train. Afterwards he could not run.

"I don't know if he will be ready for Swansea (on April 22). Hopefully (he will be back) for the last games, if we need him, and especially for the World Cup."

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Pep congratulates Man City on an 'outstanding season'

Pep Guardiola's City need one more win to clinch the Premier League title Credit: PA

Pep Guardiola saluted his champions-elect for an "outstanding season" after they edged ever closer to the title.

Goals from Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling secured a 3-1 win at Tottenham and ensured the Premier League crown will be City's in less than 24 hours if Manchester United lose to West Brom on Sunday.

Otherwise, City have the chance to clinch the title at home by beating Swansea next Sunday.

Guardiola's side arrived at Wembley on the back of three successive defeats, which saw them dumped out of the Champions League by Liverpool and miss the chance to seal the Premier League title by beating United.

But their response was emphatic and Guardiola said: "It was a good test against one of the toughest teams in the league.

"We now have 87 points with five games left because we have been outstanding all season.

"People say it was a big failure, what happened last week, but they don't understand the reality of football.

"Hopefully we can celebrate with our fans against Swansea and be champions because they deserve it."

Jesus struck in the 22nd minute when he raced onto Vincent Kompany's 60-yard ball and fired home.

Gundogan scored the second from the penalty spot three minutes later after Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris brought down Sterling, although the contact was outside the penalty area.

Christian Eriksen pulled one back for Spurs before half-time but Sterling wrapped up the points in the second half.

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