His first injury can be marked at Manchester City. Jeremy Doku (21) had hair on the back of his right leg. Investigations must prove the seriousness of his injury.
Guardiola did not provide an update on the injury last night. Because he couldn’t say anything more and hadn’t talked to his doctor yet.
Also because he was not asked about it. Doku’s (mild?) injury was not the main topic of discussion in England. Huge refereeing errors, an angry Erling Haaland, and another loss of points for City in a major match (3-3 against Tottenham) were more than that.
It is understood within City that the Red Devil will undergo further investigations in the coming hours and days.
Just after half-time, Doku stumbled to the side. It didn’t look fresh anymore. Sharp runs are no longer possible. As he was leaving the field, he felt the back of his right leg. Just above the knee. His coach gave him some encouraging words. Then he pointed his finger into the locker room, and one of the physical therapists immediately followed him. He wanted to be treated as quickly as possible.
Hopefully we won’t be out for weeks
At City, they know the sensibilities of Doku, who has been very poor at Rennes in recent seasons. That’s why Guardiola doesn’t play him in every game: “He can’t handle even three games a week.” Guardiola will not provide an update on the ‘man in form’ until tomorrow at the earliest.
In the first half when he was able to give his best, Doku played his part. With indecisive defensive work he was responsible for the first goal. He cleverly created the opening score at 2-1. And hit the target wood.
With his busy schedule, City are hoping that Doku will not be sidelined for weeks.
Highlights of the match:
look. Son beats Doku and gets 1-0 on the board
look. Son strikes again, this time in the wrong goal (1-1)
look. Foden’s final stop in a major attack (2-1)
look. Lo Celso closes Al-Ittihad with a score of 2-2
look. It seems that Grealish will decide the match (3-2)
End of the second half
Tensions were still high at the end of this match. At first, the referee did not call any shots while Grealish could only attack towards goal. In the absolute final, Akanji was pulled down in the box by Skipp. The op didn’t see any problem with this either. After the final whistle, Erling Haaland shouted the “f” word several times at the match officials. What an exciting end to an incredible match.
Brennan Johnson replaces Jamie Donnelly
Yellow card for Erling Haaland
Yellow card for Emerson Royal
Yellow card for Dejan Kulusevski
3-3 Goal by Dejan Kulusevski!
Tottenham do it again! City’s “Black Monster” draws for the second time today. Kulusevski bests Aki in a head duel. It’s 3-3!
Yves Bissouma replaces Richarlison
Julian Alvarez is replaced by Mateo Kovacic
Joshko Gvardiol is replaced by Nathan Ake
Yellow card for Yoshko Gvardiol
3-2 goal for Jack Grealish!
Doku Alternative does it! Haaland takes on the role of announcer and does it well. Grealish just has to step in. Will City finally hit Spurs against the canvas here? However, you’re never done with Tottenham.
Giovani Lo Celso replaces Oliver Skipp
There’s the home team again. The recently replaced Rico Luis serves Rodri perfectly. The Spanish midfielder does not accept his pass and shoots over Vicario’s goal. He actually did this better.
Yellow card for Pedro Porro
Phil Foden is replaced by Rico Lewis
Lo Celso again
Giovani Lo Celso clearly has a flair for that. He takes the falling ball in stride. His attempt ends up in the side netting. The city breathes a sigh of relief.
2-2 Goal for Giovani Lo Celso!
Tottenham tied against the run of play. Lo Celso searches for the right moment to shoot and finds it. He beats Ederson with a smart place ball. City now have to get back to work.
The match has had a lower quality spell in a while. A lot of mistakes are made, which slows down the pace. Tottenham in particular wouldn’t mind that.
Yellow card for Jack Grealish
Johnson over Ederson
Brennan Johnson shoots from distance and shoots Ederson. This was only the visitors’ second shot on goal.
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