Pep Guardiola gives Ederson & Kevin De Bruyne injury updates after Man City pair replaced v Tottenham

Pep Guardiola gave an injury update on Manchester City pair Ederson and Kevin De BruynePep Guardiola gave an injury update on Manchester City pair Ederson and Kevin De Bruyne
Pep Guardiola gave an injury update on Manchester City pair Ederson and Kevin De Bruyne
Manchester City have picked up two injury blows ahead of the final-day clash against West Ham United.

Pep Guardiola has revealed Ederson was not replaced against Tottenham Hotspur due to a concussion.

The goalkeeper came off in the 69th minute of Manchester City’s potentially title-winning 2-0 victory at Spurs after he collided with Cristian Romero. Ederson received on-field treatment for several minutes and tried to continue, before he was replaced by Stefan Ortega - who made a dramatic late save to deny Heung-min Son.

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City’s first-choice stopper was emotional after being replaced and clashed with Guardiola as he was replaced, shouted angrily from the bench, and also appeared to be in tears at one point. But the City boss eased fears of a concussion when he spoke after the match and instead revealed it was an impact injury that resulted in the 30-year-old’s withdrawal.

“Ederson has a kick in the eye and it’s swollen,” he said, as per the Manchester Evening News. “He couldn’t see properly. The doctor said I had to replace him. When the doctors say that, I don’t have an alternative."

It wasn’t the only injury blow for City, who face West Ham United in the league finale on Sunday, before a meeting with Manchester United a week later in the FA Cup final. Pape Sarr trod on the back of Kevin De Bruyne’s foot during the second half and, after he tried to soldier on, was replaced alongside Ederson.

Guardiola confirmed post-match that the Belgian, who missed the first five months of the campaign with a hamstring problem, has picked up an ankle injury.

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But Erling Haaland’s brace meant it was a night to celebrate in north London as City recorded their first win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in emphatic style. The win means the champions know they need to equal or better Arsenal’s result on Sunday in order to secure an historic fourth consecutive top-flight title. The Gunners host Everton at the same time as City’s clash against West Ham.

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