Premier League

Manchester City: Aguero injury could be "bad" says Guardiola

Manchester City came from behind to get back to winning ways in the Premier League against Chelsea but the striker could be out for a while.

Aguero injury 'bad', fears Guardiola

Sergio Agüero may have sustained a "bad" injury as Manchester City earned a comeback Premier League win at home to Chelsea, said manager Pep Guardiola.

City only had 46.74 possession against the in-form Blues, the lowest recorded by a Guardiola side in his 381 top-flight matches as a manager, but they collected a crucial three points.

N'Golo Kanté had given Chelsea a deserved lead by squeezing a clever finish past returning goalkeeper Ederson, but Kevin De Bruyne's deflected shot levelled the score before Riyad Mahrez curled in what proved the winner.

City's comeback, though, was marred by a trio of injuries to key players as Rodri, David Silva and Agüero all had to be substituted during the second half at Etihad Stadium.

Agüero appeared to be in some discomfort as he hobbled off and Guardiola fears the striker could miss some time for the champions.

"I think Sergio will be bad, I think so... this feeling, tomorrow [Sunday] we will know," Guardiola told Sky Sports.

"We will see tomorrow, the feeling is it is muscular. It is what it is, we have young players and we will try [to cope if Aguero is ruled out]."

Rodri and David Silva "more tiredness and cramps"

Guardiola later told a news conference: "For Rodri and Silva it's more tiredness and cramps. Rodri was out for a month and games like today are so demanding."

Chelsea had won six Premier League games in a row before suffering defeat away to the champions and Guardiola was full of praise for Frank Lampard's impressive young side.

"After we conceded the goal, we suffered a little bit and in the best moment we had we scored from Kevin," Guardiola added to Sky. "After, we missed a lot of chances and the position for the last pass.

"Second half we controlled it. We lost some balls in a difficult position. They are masters to read the pass and to read the interception. [Chelsea] are a top side but we fought a lot.