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Kevin De Bruyne forced off with an injury against Fulham

Kevin De Bruyne forced off with an injury against Fulham

Manchester City kept their League Cup hopes alive with a win against Fulham on Thursday night, however, it may have come at a huge cost.

Pep Guardiola witnessed Brahim Diaz net a brace against Slavisa Jokanovic’s side at the Etihad Stadium, however, the Spaniard will have come away with an anxious wait on his hands.


Kevin De Bruyne had to withdraw from the match in the final few minutes of the tie with an apparent knee injury, with The Independent claiming the extent of the problem may not be known for a couple of days.

The playmaker held his left leg following a tussle with Timothy Fosu-Mensah, which could be some comfort to those at the Etihad Stadium, as it is the opposite leg to his previous injury.

The Belgium international had only just returned from a long-term problem and was making his second start of the season, however, there will be some concerns that he could potentially miss even more of the campaign.

The Verdict:

Guardiola and Manchester City will be facing an anxious wait on De Bruyne’s latest injury and will be hoping that it is nothing too serious.

Although the Premier League champions have been playing extremely well without the playmaker, there is no doubt how important he is to the way the team plays.

If there is any comfort to take from the injury, it was to his opposite leg but it remains to be seen if whether he will be available to feature against Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

Man City fans – thoughts?

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