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September 21, 2020 at 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT
Manchester City vs Wolves Live Streams: Guardiola said a return is not on the horizon: “He hasn’t made one training session with us.”The Blues will also be missing Laporte, who tested positive for Covid-19 after reporting back from training and has only resumed full training today after being forced to self-isolate.That could mean Nathan Ake making his City debut at Molineux, after his £40million move from Bournemouth.
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Aguero suffered a knee injury against Burnley when City resumed their 2019-20 season in June, and ended up flying to Barcelona for surgery.There were initial hopes he could be fit in time for the later stages of the Champions League tournament last month, but City crashed out and Aguero would not have been fit to play in any case – he was still in Barcelona for rehabilitation.
There was a boost from Riyad Mahrez, who also had a positive Covid test but returned to training earlier this week and will be available.Said Guardiola: “Riyad came back three or four days ago and today was the first day that Aymeric Laporte came back to us. I think Riyad will be available, Laporte not yet.”
There had also been doubts about Phil Foden, who was sent home in disgrace from the England camp after breaking Covid protocols along with Manchesterchester United star Mason Greenwood.But Guardiola said the matter was over and done with: “He is well. The time I saw him in these three or four days. He knows he made a mistake and that is all.”
Guardiola made no mention of Bernardo Silva, who limped off with a muscle problem while playing for Portugal a fortnight ago and has not been seen in training.Wolves’ duels with Manchesterchester City last season were completely captivating and saw Nuno Espirito Santo’s side produce arguably their most impressive perforManchesterces of the season. At the Etihad Stadium, after withstanding pressure from Pep Guardiola’s team, Wolves sprung into life on the counter attack. On both occasions, Raul Jimenez provided the assist and Adama Traore came up with the ice-cool finish beyond Ederson.
The return fixture came just two months later, as City arrived at a raucous Molineux under the lights. A red card, VAR incident and retaken penalty lit the touchpaper before the break and, after Raheem Sterling made it 2-0 to the visitors, it may have appeared like the game was game over, but not with Wolves involved. Back came the hosts, with Traore and Jimenez pulling their side level before Matt Doherty’s late, dramatic winner.
Although Molineux will be a very different place on Monday night without supporters, Wolves will look to lean on the exceptional experience gained in the previous two meetings.Following Thursday’s Carabao Cup loss, Nuno highlighted the perforManchesterces of Vitinha and Fabio Silva when searching for positives. Both looked lively on their full debuts and provided a sense of more to come in the old gold. Both are options for Nuno on Monday, as are the likes or Ruben Vinagre and Ruben Neves, who were substitutes on the Premier League’s opening day at Sheffield United.
Nuno’s bench at Bramall Lane made his increased strength in depth evident, with few supporters likely to have predicted the starting line-up. Will he go with the same again on week two of the Premier League or change his approach against a side set for an inevitable battle for the title come May.
Wolves may have played twice already this term, but Monday’s clash at Molineux will be Manchesterchester City’s first outing of the 20/21 campaign. Given the Citizens’ involvement in the latter stages of the Champions League, they were allowed an additional week to prepare for the Premier League campaign, so will arrive in Wolverhampton keen to get off on a good start.
Guardiola has made a pair of signings to strength his options during the close season, with Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres joining their ranks. Ake provides a fresh defensive option and is the likely new partner with Aymeric Laporte at the heart of the defence. Torres comes into contention in the wide positions and joins after Leroy Sane departed the club in January.Pep Guardiola confirmed the Algerian is back in training after recovering from COVID-19, but the game comes too soon for Laporte, who has only just rejoined the squad after his bout with the virus.
Aguero is yet to return to training following the surgery he had on the knee injury suffered against Burnley in June.“No, he still hasn’t made one training session with us,” said Guardiola when asked about the Argentine at his pre-match press conference.“Riyad came back three or four days ago and is training. Today is the first day Aymeric is back. Mahrez is available for Wolves, Laporte not yet.”
City travel to Molineux on Monday evening (kick-off 20:15 UK), having bolstered the squad with the acquisitions of Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres.Guardiola has been encouraged by what he has seen from his new recruits so far and revealed that whilst the versatile Ake can play at left-back as well as centre-half, he has been signed with a view to playing in central defence.
“We bought him as a centre-back but sometimes he can help us as a full-back,” he added. “Maybe if we get injuries, he can play there.“So far, it’s really good. What you have to do, all the players and staff, all the people close to them, is help them settle as soon as possible.“They are two nice people and they are going to help us.”
Transfers were a recurring theme of the Manchesterager’s pre-match media briefing, though Guardiola refused to comment on Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and would not be drawn on Lionel Messi’s situation at Barcelona.However, he did offer an explanation when asked why City had not considered a move for Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara.