Fernandinho a doubt for return leg against Spurs

Fernandinho absent for Manchester City trip to Crystal Palace due to injury

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Pep Guardiola was without Fernandinho for Manchester City's trip to Crystal Palace on Sunday and the Brazilian is touch and go as City look to overturn a 1-0 deficit.

Fernandinho was absent from the Manchester City squad for their Premier League match at Crystal Palace on Sunday, although Kevin De Bruyne was back in the team.

Doubt for Tottenhman game

The defensive midfielder started against Tottenham in the Champions League this week but could now be a doubt for Wednesday's second leg, with City needing to overturn a 1-0 deficit.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the match at Selhurst Park, manager Pep Guardiola said: "He finished bad against Tottenham. It's short term. I don’t know about Wednesday, but today he was not fit."


Ilkay Gundogan started in midfield with De Bruyne and David Silva in Fernandinho's absence, while Bernardo Silva was back on the bench.

Leroy Sane and Benjamin Mendy were in City's XI, too, with Riyad Mahrez, John Stones and Gabriel Jesus among the other substitutes for Pep Guardiola's side.