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Manchester City's Eric Garcia Carried Off On Stretcher After Horror Collision With Ederson

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Manchester City's Eric Garcia Carried Off On Stretcher After Horror Collision With Ederson

Manchester City's Eric Garcia left the Etihad Stadium on a stretcher after a horrific collision with teammate Ederson against Arsenal.

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City ran out 3-0 winners on Wednesday evening but the 19-year-old's injury will have put a dampener on the victory.

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno floated a ball into the City half which Ederson decided to leave the area to clear.

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However, his eyes were firmly locked on the ball and he was oblivious to Garcia moving in his direction.

Image Credit: Sky Sports
Image Credit: Sky Sports
Image Credit: Sky Sports
Image Credit: Sky Sports

Play stopped for up to seven minutes as the Spaniard was treated on the pitch before being taken off.

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City then played the remainder of the game with ten men having used their five substitutes prior to Garcia's injury.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Garcia had an impressive game alongside Aymeric Laporte and looks to be a key part of Pep Guardiola's plans for the future.

Guardiola spoke to Sky Sports following the game and stated: "Eric had a fantastic game, he fitted in well, he was composed. It's sad to see him go off like that. At first he looked pretty bad but then looked more like himself."

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While City were down to ten men following the incident, their opponents had played most of the second-half a man down thanks to David Luiz.

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Image Credit: PA

The Brazilian endured an evening to forget after coming on for an injured Pablo Mari in the first-half.

City opened the scoring just before half-time when Luiz failed to prevent a Kevin De Bruyne pass finding Raheem Sterling.

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The 33-year-old's night went from bad to worse as he received his marching orders four minutes into the second-half for hauling down Riyad Mahrez.


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City's victory ensures Liverpool will not become Premier League champions on Sunday regardless of their result against Everton.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports & PA Images

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Football, Eric Garcia, Ederson, Premier League, Arsenal

Daniel Marland
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