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Man City face nervous wait over Aguero fitness

The Argentine limped off with a hamstring injury in last night’s win against Tottenham.

Sergio Aguero.
Sergio Aguero.
Image: Matt Dunham/AP/Press Association Images

MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER Manuel Pellegrini faces a nervous wait to see how long he will be without star striker Sergio Aguero after the Argentine limped off with a hamstring injury in last night’s win against Tottenham.

Aguero had opened the scoring in the first half at White Hart Lane with his 26th goal of the season, but he was forced to limp off before the interval after pulling up abruptly while chasing the ball.

Speaking at his post-match press conference, Pellegrini said he won’t know how serious Aguero’s injury is until he is checked out by City’s medical staff today.

Losing the in-form Aguero for a significant period would be a major blow to City’s title hopes after Pellegrini’s team moved to the top of the table with their win over Spurs.

“We see tomorrow with the doctor,” Pellegrini said. “He has an injured hamstring so we will have to see how serious it is.

“We won’t have any indications until tomorrow.

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“Sergio is a top player but we don’t depend on just one player so we hope it’s the moment where Stevan Jovetic can play and hope that Sergio can join us again as soon as possible.”

Since returning to the City side from a calf injury which had sidelined him since December 14, Aguero has scored seven goals in five matches.

He is now doubtful for City’s Premier League crunch clash with Chelsea next Monday.

- © AFP, 2014

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