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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 fixture with Aston Villa.

Manchester City square off against Aston Villa on Wednesday evening looking to take another step towards winning the Premier League title.

With six matches remaining, Pep Guardiola's side require a maximum of 11 points to claim their third top-flight crown in four seasons.

However, City head into this contest on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals, a result which ended their hopes of winning the quadruple.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up all of City's latest injury and suspension news ahead of the fixture in the West Midlands.


Sergio Aguero

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero pictured in February 2021© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Muscular
Possible return date: April 21 (vs. Villa)

While Aguero enjoyed a run of appearances before the international break, the Argentine has not been seen since lasting 63 minutes against Leicester City on April 3. Guardiola has cited a 'number of niggles' as the reason for the forward's absence, which could be prolonged until at least the weekend.


Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne pictured in action against Chelsea in the FA Cup on April 17, 2021© Reuters

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

De Bruyne sustained an ankle injury during the early stages of the second half against Chelsea, an issue which led to his immediate withdrawal. After the game, Guardiola suggested that the playmaker faced some time on the sidelines, effectively ruling the Belgian out of this contest.


MAN CITY'S SUSPENSION LIST

City have no suspension concerns for this game.


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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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