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Manchester City vs. Fulham - Football Match Report

02 November 2018

Manchester City are sweating on a knee injury to Kevin De Bruyne after he limped off out of their 2-0 Carabao Cup victory over Fulham on Thursday.

He previously injured a ligament in his right knee in August.

Sane should have done better just after the half-hour mark, blasting a half-volley well over from a decent position after an intricate move involving De Bruyne and Foden.

It is the 27-year-old's second lay-off of the season due to a knee injury but he does not require surgery on this occasion.

"We want him, but at the end it doesn't depend on us; it is the desire of them - his agent, him, family, they decide".

"Everybody was good", Guardiola said. After several years with City, the player made a decision to stay with the English club at the start of this season but opportunities have proved few and far between and that could force him to seek playing time elsewhere. He understands we try to help him in the way we want to play. "We could've scored more goals but it's OK".

City, the defending League Cup champion, will play either Leicester or Southampton in the quarterfinals.

"He knew that from the beginning and he chose to stay".

The home side took the lead in the 18th minute when the ball fell to Brahim Diaz, whose first-time shot took a deflection and went right into the back of Sergio Rico's net.

"I think today Kevin is back, the Kevin we know. The Kevin we know", he said.

"Today [against Fulham] he was involved in offence and defence, hopefully what happened in the last minute is not serious".

The one worrying note for City, who made 10 changes from Monday's Premier League win at Tottenham Hotspur, was the injury to De Bruyne who had to come off late on nursing his left knee after tangling with Fulham's Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

Manchester City vs. Fulham - Football Match Report