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Man City left waiting on Kompany injury latest

Manchester City left Swansea for their temporary Welsh retreat on Wednesday night hoping captain Vincent Kompany had not succumbed to another serious injury.

With City facing EFL Cup opponents Swansea back at the Liberty Stadium in Premier League action on Saturday, the league leaders have opted to remain in Wales.

Kompany had to come off in his comeback match. Credit: PA

And they can only hope for good news on Kompany, who went off in his comeback match - the 2-1 win in the EFL Cup.

City manager Pep Guardiola, whose side were handed a fourth-round trip to Manchester United soon after full-time, said: "The doctors are speaking with him and seeing what's up.

"Hopefully, it will not be a big problem. We're going to wait for the results from the doctors.

"(His performance) was good. It's not easy after a long, long time without playing. Defensively, he was so strong - he played really good.

"Once they scored the goal, after I said: 'What happened?' They said that Vincent had gone to the locker room. Hopefully, it will not be a big problem. We will have to wait.

"If he's injured, he's injured. He cannot stay on the pitch."


Man United to host Man City in EFL Cup fourth round

Mourinho will welcome Guardiola back to Old Trafford in October. Credit: Reuters

Man United will host local rivals Man City in the EFL Cup fourth round after both teams progressed in the competition on Wednesday evening.

It will be an early opportunity for Jose Mourinho's team to hit back at the Premier League leaders after their 2-1 victory at Old Trafford earlier this month.

The draw has also thrown up mouthwatering ties between Liverpool and Spurs at White Hart Lane, and West Ham and Chelsea at the Olympic Stadium.

Draw in full:

  • West Ham v Chelsea
  • Manchester United v Manchester City
  • Arsenal v Reading
  • Liverpool v Tottenham
  • Bristol City v Hull
  • Leeds v Norwich
  • Newcastle v Preston
  • Southampton v Sunderland

Ties to be played in week commencing October 24th.

Man City not interested in £51-million left-back

Grimaldo (right) was reportedly wanted by Man City. Credit: PA

Manchester City have no interest in Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo, according to reports.

Media in Portugal have claimed City boss Pep Guardiola and his brother Pere, a prominent agent, attended Benfica's game against Braga on Monday to watch the 21-year-old.

However, sources have indicated Guardiola was not in Lisbon and that City aren't monitoring the former Barcelona B player, whose contract reportedly contains a £51million buy-out clause.


Guardiola ready for Man City to lose games

Pep Guardiola. Credit: PA

Pep Guardiola insists there is no danger of complacency at Manchester City because his team have not yet achieved anything.

City's superb start under Guardiola continued as they won their eighth successive game in all competitions by thrashing Bournemouth 4-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.

Already they have already scored 25 goals in the campaign, Guardiola will not allow his players to believe a game will be too easy.

"That is not going to happen when I am there," the Spaniard said. "And don't say it is too easy. I heard from years ago the Premier League is the toughest league and I am going to accept that.

"We have a lot of work (to do) and we are just in September. We have played absolutely nothing.

"I am so happy but I have to tell you I am going to lose games. We won these five games in the Premier League and the people have very nice words, but we know what happens in our world.

"I have seen what happens when the trainer didn't win, they have been so critical and they didn't deserve that. It is better to stay back and don't read too much.

"I know we are going to lose games and it is important when that happens to be stable."

Guardiola praises 'special' De Bruyne

Guardiola (right) congratulates the subbed De Bruyne on a job well done. Credit: PA

Pep Guardiola described Kevin De Bruyne as being "on another level" after the playmaker put in another superb performance as Manchester City maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 4-0 thrashing of Bournemouth.

De Bruyne was the standout player in a brilliant team display by City at the Etihad Stadium, where goals from him, Kelechi Iheanacho, Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan secured a fifth straight Premier League win and eighth from eight games in all competitions this term.

And City boss Guardiola said: "I think he is a special, outstanding player.

"He makes everything. Without the ball he is the first fighter, and with the ball he is clear - he sees absolutely everything.

"Every time he makes the right decision. That is why he is a player on another level.

"We are lucky to have him and I hope he can enjoy playing his amazing football with us."

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