Published: Fri, September 22, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Man City Boss Guardiola Lauds Sane Cup Display & Provides Gundogan Injury Update

Man City Boss Guardiola Lauds Sane Cup Display & Provides Gundogan Injury Update

Claudio Jacob's second-half equaliser briefly threatened to take the tie into extra time and make a mockery of City's dominance after they nearly ran riot in the first half.

Guardiola will hope progress did not come at a cost after Ilkay Gundogan limped off 59 minutes into his latest comeback game.

Leroy Sane scored on either end of a West Brom goal to lead Manchester City to victory in the Carabao Cup.

Albion made it more of a contest in the second half and Hal Robson-Kanu hit the post in injury time.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has eased fears of an extended layoff for Ilkay Guendogan after the midfielder injured his knee an hour into City's 2-1 League Cup win at West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.

Afterwards, Guardiola said he was hopeful that Gundogan's injury was not serious.

"Tomorrow we will make a test. He will have a scan, but the doctor told me it's a little [injury], and not a big issue".

"I'll have to review (Yacob's tackle)".

Sane, though, had other ideas and swept home the victor on 77 minutes to set up a fourth round contest with Championship side Wolves.

City will not rush him back into action, but he is likely to be needed as they face seven games in 23 days after the next global break at the end of September. "You can't imagine, for eight months, to be fighting every day alone". It's from behind but I don't know if he touched the ball or not.

City players celebrate Sane's opener.

It had been a thoroughly dominant first-half display from Guardiola's side but they failed to add to their early goal, with Sane curling a long-range effort wide just before the interval.

City had toyed with West Brom for much of the opening 30 minutes with Gundogan the chief tormentor, and on the half-hour he danced through the home defence again into the penalty area.

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