Guardiola Gives Update On De Bruyne, Walker Injuries After Villa Win

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was delighted at their 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday but is sweating on injuries to playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and defender Kyle Walker.

The Belgian looked to have sustained a leg muscle injury and was replaced on the hour mark at the Etihad Stadium, while full-back Kyle Walker went off in the first half after a collision with Villa's Jack Grealish.

“I haven't spoken to the doctor,” Guardiola told a news conference. “If Kyle asks to be out, it is because something happened. Hopefully it is just a kick.”

Guardiola said De Bruyne's injury could be a result of a packed schedule.

“Kevin put his hand on his leg, so I have the feeling it will be something muscular,” the Spanish coach said.

“It is normal, these things happen with this amount of games.”

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The Cityzens have not lost any of their last six league games and are two points behind leaders Manchester United, who have played a game more.

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