City battles injuries


October 17, 2015
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring his fourth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday October 3, 2015. (AP Photo)

THE international break did no favours for league leaders Manchester City, with Sergio Aguero and David Silva two of the team's star players both getting injured on duty for their countries and set to miss today's game against Bournemouth.

Aguero was in tears as he was being carried off on stretcher playing for Argentina last week and his hamstring injury appears serious. He said he is hopeful of being back for Argentina for their November 13 game against Brazil, but that "the injury must be let to recover a bit so there is no relapse."

It gives an opportunity for fellow striker Wilfried Bony, who has struggled to make an impression at City since his January move from Swansea scoring just two goals in 19 games.

Silva injured an ankle playing for Spain against Luxembourg. City hold a two-point lead over Arsenal and Manchester United.

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