‘I don’t know what it is. It looks like a muscular injury’: Pep Guardiola sweating on fitness of Sergio Aguero after striker was withdrawn at half-time in Man City’s draw at West Ham
- Sergio Aguero was forced off at half-time at the London Stadium with an injury
- Phil Foden replaced Aguero and scored the equaliser for Manchester City
- Michail Antonio opened the scoring for West Ham with amazing overhead kick
- Pep Guardiola’s side have only won two of the their opening five league games
- REPORT: Manchester City’s title hopes suffer ANOTHER blow at West Ham
City have only won two of their opening five fixtures and last season’s top scorers (102) have only scored eight goals thus far.
City’s underwhelming start leaves them 11th in the league and they now face the harsh reality that their all-time leading goalscorer could be out for a while, after the Argentine was forced off at half-time against David Moyes’ side.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was forced off at the London Stadium in their 1-1 draw
When asked about Aguero on the back of a disappointing afternoon in east London Guardiola told BT Sport: ‘Injury. No, I don’t know (what it is). It looks like a muscular injury.’
City are not the only title contenders to endure a disappointing start to the season, however Guardiola admits that his side still have a way to go before they are firing on all cylinders once more.
He said after witnessing Aguero’s replacement Phil Foden cancel out Michail Antonio’s overhead volley: ‘We started really good, we concede a goal the first time they arrive. They defend so deep and we had the chance at the end to score the goal. Now we move forward.’
‘I think we didn’t play bad except for the last 10 minutes of the first half. They have many players arriving in the box, we had periods of that but we had the chances to score and we didn’t.
West Ham’s Michail Antonio put the home side in front with a spectacular overhead volley
Phil Foden replaced the injured Aguero at half-time and scored the equaliser for Man City
‘We started really well. We suffered in the last 10 or 15 minutes of the first half. In the second half we were better and scored early. We had the chances we needed to win the game, but unfortunately we couldn’t score.
‘We created enough. Their defenders were defending so deep so it’s difficult to find spaces, but we had the chances.
‘I’m not a guy who can predict the future. We’ve already dropped seven points, which is a lot. But we’ve struggled a lot for many reasons. We have to take things game by game and see what happens.’
Next up for City is a trip to Marseille in the Champions League on Tuesday, they then travel to Sheffield United on Saturday.