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Aguero injury a blow to Man City and FPL managers

3 Apr 2019
Sergio Aguero, Manchester City

City striker's absence from Cardiff match provides opportunity for chasing pack in race for Golden Boot

Manchester City can return to the top of the Premier League with a win over Cardiff City at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night, but will have to manage without Sergio Aguero.

Aguero scored his league-leading 19th goal of the season in City's 2-0 win at Fulham on Saturday, but went off early in the second half with a muscle injury.

"He didn’t train the last two days, tomorrow he is not able to play," Pep Guardiola told Man City's official website.

"Maybe Saturday [against Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup] but we will see in the next days."

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In the four matches Aguero has missed this season through injury, City have won three, scoring eight times, and lost once, 2-0 to Chelsea.

Aguero's absence will be felt outside Manchester, too.

It will give his rivals for the Golden Boot a chance to catch up as well as affecting the plans of millions of Fantasy Premier League managers.

With City in FA Cup semi-final action on Saturday, the earliest Aguero will return to the Premier League stage is Sunday 14 April, at Crystal Palace.

Before then Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Harry Kane, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, who all have 17 goals, will have played a match and could catch or even overhaul Aguero.

In Fantasy, Aguero's injury will be a source of frustration for the 1.3million managers who captained him. They and the 310,715 who triple-captained the Argentinian will have to settle for a 10-point return from Double Gameweek 32.

See: FPL managers quick to find Aguero alternatives

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