Sergio Aguero ruled out of Manchester City’s penultimate game of the season against Aston Villa
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed Sergio Aguero will not feature in his sides penultimate game of the season against Aston Villa on Wednesday.
Aguero suffered a groin strain during the win against Everton on Saturday, just moments after he scored to level up proceedings at Goodison Park. Pellegrini has confirmed he will take no risks with the Argentine, with just two games remaining and appropriate replacements in Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo.
Pellgrini admits the former Atletico Madrid striker faces a race against time to be fit for the final game at home to West Ham on Sunday.
Pellegrini said to reporters: ‘Sergio couldn’t recover 100 per cent from his groin problem so he’s not in the squad.
‘Maybe he can have a chance for Sunday. We’ll see how he improves during the week.
‘I wasn’t 100 per cent sure if he was fit for tomorrow and that’s why I didn’t want to take a risk with him, but we’ll see about Sunday.’
Pellegrini confirmed in his press conference that Yaya Toure is fit for the game against the Villains, after being taken off against Everton for precautionary measures.
City can go two points clear at the top of the table with a win over Aston Villa today, leapfrogging Liverpool who dropped points against Crystal Palace in a dramatic game on Monday night.