Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne set to miss derby vs

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne set to miss derby vs

De Bruyne looked back to his best in the Carabao Cup clash but fell awkwardly after tangling with Cottagers defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah and was forced off the field holding his knee.

Having assessed his knee, City's medical staff have revealed the damage is serious enough to keep De Bruyne out for around a month and possibly up to six weeks.

Kevin De Bruyne will miss next weekend's Manchester Derby and will be in a race against time to face Chelsea at the start of December after being ruled out for between five and six weeks with a knee injury. De Bruyne attempted to play on, but slumped to the ground moments later and then walked off in the 86th minute.

"Kevin was already out two and a half months, and we are sad for him".

His exit would be another blow for City, who lost Jadon Sancho to Borussia Dortmund in similar fashion last year, with the 18-year-old now a senior England global.

"Yesterday he was so sad, I didn't see him after the game, but the doctors said he was so sad", he said. "We want him but it doesn't depend on us, it is the agent, him, family - they decide". "He knew that in the beginning and he made a decision to stay".

"He knows the desire we want for all young players". Guardiola admitted that he is aware of Brahim's frustration: "As far as we are concerned, he's a very good player - that's our opinion of him".

Diaz's first goal was fortunate, his shot taking a deflection off Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and flying past flat-footed goalkeeper Sergio Rico. "It was the Kevin we know".

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