Pep Guardiola recently hinted that Manchester City could no longer rely on Vincent Kompany and his persistent injury problems, and that statement rang true again tonight when he was forced off early on against Newcastle United.

Over the past few seasons, the City skipper has been plagued by muscle injuries that have reduced his game-time significantly.

An all too familiar sight - Kompany is forced off early on. Image: PA

The Belgian has fought his way back to fitness each time and slotted back into the City side with relative ease but you are almost counting down the number of minutes or games he will last on the pitch each time out.

Top journalist Kristof Terreur, who follows the many Belgian players playing in the Premier League for HLN, has been keeping tabs on Kompany's injury record - and straight after the former Hamburg man was replaced by Gabriel Jesus, he had all the information on his lay-offs.

Here's how the rest of social media reacted:

Is Kompany finished?

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Featured Image Credit: PA

Josh Lawless

Writer who specialises in football and wrestling. Listens to S Club 7 a bit more than a 19-year old lad probably should do.

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