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Manchester City handed worrying new injury blow ahead of Newcastle and Arsenal clashes as star leaves Liverpool ‘limping’



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Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have been handed a fresh injury blow after Ederson was forced off during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

Manchester City lost ground to both Liverpool and Arsenal in the Premier League title race on Sunday afternoon, as a 1-1 draw at Anfield saw Pep Guardiola’s side fall one point behind both teams ahead of the final 10 games of the campaign.

Alexis Mac Allister’s second-half penalty after a series of colossal defensive errors cancelled out John Stones’ opening goal, as Manchester City’s poor record at Anfield continued for another season.

The Sky Blues took the lead through Stones after a wonderfully worked set-piece routine, as a perfect pass from Kevin De Bruyne and decoy run from Nathan Ake allowed the Englishman to pounce at the front post.

Manchester City’s impressive first-half was undone within minutes of the second-half however, after Ederson conceded a penalty for a foul on Darwin Nunez, following a poor pass from Ake.

The Brazilian goalkeeper required treatment for a leg injury sustained during the collision, and was eventually replaced by Stefan Ortega within minutes of Liverpool equalising from the spot.

Ederson, who was also forced off during a Premier League clash with Newcastle United in January, could now miss next weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final tie at the Etihad Stadium against the Magpies as a result of the leg problem.

The 30-year-old was reported to have left Anfield post-match ‘limping’ by Manchester Evening News journalist Joe Bray.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was also unaware of the extent of the goalkeeper’s problem when asked following the draw, with a key game against Arsenal also scheduled for later this month.

Ederson would be the latest injury for Guardiola to contend with, as Jack Grealish remains sidelined due to a groin injury suffered against Luton Town at Kenilworth Road last month.

The Englishman’s expected to miss next week’s game against Newcastle and is also a doubt for upcoming international fixtures against Brazil and Belgium at Wembley Stadium.