Aguero to miss crucial games for Manchester City as Mourinho calls them ‘lucky’

Manchester City’s star striker set to be sidelined for a month with a hamstring injury picked up against Tottenham Hotspur.

It was confirmed on Friday at the Manchester City press conference ahead of their game against Chelsea that Sergio Aguero will be out for around four weeks.

It means that he will not only miss the game against Chelsea in the Premier League but also their first leg in the Champions League against Barcelona and possibly even the Capital One Cup final.

Pellegrini said

“Maybe he will be out for one month, but we are not sure now.

“Yes of course it will be difficult because he is a top player for us, but I think we will replace him, we hope we can continuing doing well.

“Sergio is just coming back from a calf injury when he could not play for a month and all the other strikers replaced him, so I hope they continue the same way. But we have lost the most important player.”

The news comes at a time when Chelsea manager called Manchester City ‘lucky’ in regards to a number of the decisions they have received from officials this season. Against Arsenal, Liverpool, Newcastle and Spurs Manchester City have seemed to benefit from offside decisions which were incorrectly given against their opponents. Midweek they were also in receipt of a penalty when Danny Rose won the ball, the defender also being shown a red card which has now ben rescinded.

Mourinho said

“The reality is they have many crucial decisions in their favour.

“They are lucky. Against Liverpool, a Sterling ‘goal’ was ruled out, a penalty on Suarez not given.

“Against Newcastle, there was a goal from Cheick Tiote that was a clear goal.

“Against Tottenham, Michael Dawson’s goal was ruled out, the penalty City were given, the red card for Danny Rose.

“They are having everything. It is just pure coincidence.

“The referees try to do their best and sometimes they make mistakes and normally during the season the mistakes are split.

“But at the moment they have everything in their favour.

“The players and team are very good, and the manager is working very well.”

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Lee Hurley

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