Man City’s Jesus Sidelined For Three Weeks With Injury

Man City’s Jesus Sidelined For Three Weeks With Injury

Guardiola later revealed Nicolas Otamendi missed the third-round tie due to "niggles" - regardless of speculation over his future - and Aymeric Laporte is still not fit after his recent positive test for Covid-19.

Delap, the son of former Stoke City defender Rory, scored the opener for Pep Guardiola's side in the 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium, running on to Phil Foden's through ball and firing past Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers.

Delap opened the scoring just 18 minutes into his first professional game before his strike was cancelled out by Surridge just four minutes later.

After coming up through Derby County's youth ranks, where he scored for fun, Liam Delap signed for Man City previous year.

Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall has taken great heart from his team's League Cup efforts at Manchester City on Thursday, ahead of their Championship clash with Norwich on Sunday.

Guardiola said: "If the players are good and have desire and work ethic every day we'll give them the chances". The successful manager then also expressed while blaming the league officials, "Everyone - the Premier League, UEFA, EFL - have defended their own business and position". We'll not change anything saying the opposite. We see in training how good a finisher he is.

"We have three players who came back from national teams injured". To them we must add the aforementioned Gabriel Jesus already Adrian Barnabas, with a deep cut in his tibia during the Cup match. "He's a different striker than what we have in terms of his physicality". That's why you have the academy. "We don't have Sergio, we don't have Gabriel", said the City coach. "It depends on the quality of the player".

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