Manchester City still without Sergio Aguero for visit of Newcastle

Manchester City are still without leading scorer Sergio Aguero
Manchester City are still without leading scorer Sergio Aguero - (Copyright PA Wire)
16:16pm, Tue 07 Jul 2020
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Sergio Aguero is Manchester City’s only major absentee for the visit of Newcastle in the Premier League.

The Argentina striker remains sidelined with a knee injury and is facing a race against time to be fit for the resumption of the Champions League next month.

City manager Pep Guardiola otherwise has a full-strength squad to choose from, with no fresh concerns following Sunday’s defeat at Southampton.

Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce is facing a selection headache ahead of the trip to the Etihad Stadium.

Frontmen Allan Saint-Maximin (fatigue), Miguel Almiron (thigh) and Andy Carroll (groin) are all doubts following their exertions against City in the FA Cup quarter-final and Bournemouth and West Ham in the league in the last 10 days and will be assessed.

Isaac Hayden limped out of Sunday’s 2-2 draw with the Hammers with a hamstring strain, the same injury which prevented fellow midfielder Sean Longstaff from playing a part in the game, and both are likely to miss out.

Manchester City provisional squad: Ederson, Bravo, Walker, Cancelo, Stones, Otamendi, Laporte, Fernandinho, Garcia, Harwood-Bellis, Zinchenko, Mendy, Gundogan, Rodri, D Silva, De Bruyne, B Silva, Foden, Sterling, Mahrez, Doyle, Jesus.

Newcastle provisional squad: Dubravka, Darlow, Yedlin, Rose, Krafth, Lazaro, Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Schar, Bentaleb, Shelvey, M. Longstaff, Ritchie, Saint-Maximin, Allan, Almiron, Joelinton, Carroll, Gayle, Muto.

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