City sweat over Fernandinho injury


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Manchester City are waiting to hear the extent of Fernandinho’s injury after he limped off during Wednesday derby win over Manchester United.

The Citizens returned to the top of the Premier League table thanks to a 2-0 win over their neighbours. Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane struck in the second half to dent United’s top-four hopes.

Pep Guardiola’s side are now 1.25 favourites to win the title, but they may need to win their final three games without their Brazilian midfielder.

The 33-year-old left Old Trafford with a muscle injury after an awkward collision with United man Paul Pogba.

Fernandinho has been plagued by injuries all season and he says he felt something in his knee during the tackle. He told Sky Sports: “We will see on Thursday.

We are going to make the scan and we will see. I will talk to the doctor and he will make the best decision for everybody.

“When I blocked the shot from Paul I felt my knee. It twisted a little bit. I could continue playing but I came off. That’s what it is.”

City are also concerned about fellow midfielder Ikay Gundogan after he limped away from a challenge from Jesse Lingard.

The former Borussia Dortmund man will be assessed on Thursday and Guardiola will be hoping both can pass their fitness tests after he lost Kevin De Bruyne last weekend during the match with Tottenham.

City are next in action on Sunday when they travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley. They are again expected to win and another 2-0 scoreline is priced at 6.00.

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