To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert

Aymeric Laporte Taken Off On Stretcher With Knee Injury In Blow For Manchester City

Published 
| Last updated 

Aymeric Laporte Taken Off On Stretcher With Knee Injury In Blow For Manchester City

Manchester City were dealt an injury blow when Aymeric Laporte was taken off on a stretcher against Brighton.

The French defender was down on the deck clutching his knee for a few minutes during the first half at the Etihad and was unable to continue.

He was replaced by Fernandinho in the 37th minute and carried off by medical staff.

Laporte had just earned a call-up to the France squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Albania and Andorra this week.

Advert

His last international call-up was in March 2017 when he didn't feature in a friendly against Spain, and he was set to play for Les Bleus this week.

Aymeric Laporte was taken off on a stretcher at the Etihad
Aymeric Laporte was taken off on a stretcher at the Etihad

The 25-year-old has yet to make his international debut and was hoping to do so against Albania next Saturday.

But Laporte looked in a lot of discomfort and could be set for a spell on the sidelines in a blow for Pep Guardiola's men.

Advert

The Premier League champions have just Nicolas Otamendi fit at centre back after letting Vincent Kompany leave this summer.

John Stones has missed the last two matches with a thigh injury and was left out of England's squad by Gareth Southgate this week.

Manchester City went on to beat Brighton 4-0 on Saturday.

Kevin de Bruyne converted David Silva's cross in just the second minute to give them a flying start before Sergio Aguero doubled their lead before the break.

Advert

City's Argentine striker found the back of the net again in the second-half with substitute Bernardo Silva also getting on the score-sheet.

Topics: Manchester City, Aymeric Laporte

Sunni Upal
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez gives brutal response when asked if he will re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo

6 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Paris Saint-Germain 'open talks with Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford' over shock transfer

9 hours ago