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Jan 20, 2021 at 6pm UK at Etihad Stadium
Man CityManchester City
2-0
Aston VillaAston Villa
Silva (79'), Gundogan (90' pen.)
FT(HT: 0-0)

McGinn (67'), Taylor (86'), Smith (81')
Smith (81')

Manchester City team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Aston Villa

Sports Mole rounds up all of Manchester City's latest injury and suspension news ahead of Wednesday's Premier League clash with Aston Villa.

Manchester City host Aston Villa on Wednesday night as they look to continue a belated charge towards the top of the Premier League table.

Pep Guardiola's men swept Crystal Palace aside with a 4-0 victory on Sunday evening - their eighth win in a row across all competitions, including five in the Premier League.

Man City now sit second, two points adrift of leaders Manchester United with a game in hand, and will be confident against a Villa team whose senior players have not been in action since New Year's Day.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up all of Manchester City's latest injury and suspension news ahead of the contest.


Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero in action for Manchester City on December 15, 2020© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Self-isolating
Possible return date: January 20 (vs. Aston Villa)

Sergio Aguero's stop-start season hit another roadblock when he was forced to undergo a period of self-isolation, ruling him out of their last three games. The Argentine could be back in contention for this match, but is unlikely to be thrown straight back into the starting XI.


Aymeric Laporte

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte pictured in July 2020© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Hamstring
Possible return date: January 20 (vs. Aston Villa)

The win over Crystal Palace came just too soon for Aymeric Laporte, but he could be back available for this match. The weekend FA Cup trip to Cheltenham Town looks like a more likely comeback date for the centre-back, though.


Eric Garcia

Manchester City defender Eric Garcia receives treatment for an injury in December 2020© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Coronavirus
Possible return date: January 20 (vs. Aston Villa)

Speculation over Eric Garcia's future continues to rage, but it looks as though the centre-back could stay with Man City until the summer and he should be back in contention for this match after a period of self-isolation.


Nathan Ake

Manchester City defender Nathan Ake pictured in October 2020© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Muscular
Possible return date: Unknown

Nathan Ake makes it three Man City centre-backs on the treatment table as he continues to struggle with a muscle issue. It is not thought to be a major problem, but the summer signing is expected to miss this match.


MANCHESTER CITY'S SUSPENSION LIST

Man City have no players suspended for this game.


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