MEN: Kompany undergoing scan today
- 07 October 2013 09:07
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
After a pleasant end to a difficult week, the only bitter after-taste of Saturday’s win over Everton was the injury to skipper Vincent Kompany.
The Manchester Evening News believe the extent of the Belgian’s injury will be known in the next 24 hours with the news, hopefully, positive rather than worrying.
Initial reports suggest the City skipper may have a strain rather than a tear, the injury which kept him out of action for a month at the start of this season
“But Kompany will have the scan before a decision is taken on whether he joins up with Belgium for their World Cup qualifiers, or remains at Carrington for treatment.
“The good news for City is that Martin Demichelis, who was originally bought as a stand-in for Kompany before damaging knee ligaments without kicking a ball in anger, is due back in training next Monday.”
Keep you eye on mcfc.co.uk for the latest official updates on the captain.
Meanwhile, The Independent's Jack Pitt-Brooke focuses on ‘Five things we learned this weekend’ and praises the City striker now known only as ‘The Beast’…
He writes: “The one surprise was that it was only Alvaro Negredo’s fourth game for Manchester City. The Spanish striker has been excellent all season, quicker, stronger and sharper than Edin Dzeko, and yet Manuel Pellegrini has picked Dzeko more often.
“Bur Negredo improved City when he came on against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, and was very good against Everton on Saturday, scoring City’s first goal against Everton and proving a constant menace.”
Finally, The Liverpool Echo’s match report of the Sky Blues’ 3-1 win over the Toffees is worth a read, though the writer may have been wearing his dark blue tinted glasses when he wrote it!
Greg O’Keeffe writes: “It was clear from the off-set at the Etihad Stadium that Jonathan Moss was going to give most of the decisions to City. The referee, who controversially dismissed Crystal Palace’s Kagisho Dikgacoi for a foul on Ashley Young which happened outside of the area at Old Trafford in September, was in shameless homer mode.
“Then with the game balanced and heading into the break, he declined to pause proceedings and resolve a head-to-head dispute between Seamus Coleman and Alvaro Negredo that distracted Everton’s back-line. Play continued, and City bagged a crucial second which altered the entire game.
“Hence he ignored Everton’s stone-wall first-half penalty claim after Matija Nastasic blatantly shoved Romelu Lukaku over in the penalty area, a dereliction of duty Moss was aided in by his equally myopic assistant.”
Ouch! A little harsh, Mr O’Keeffe given Mr Moss booked five City players on the day, but we’re guessing not many City fans are likely to be buying The Liverpool Echo this morning so no harm done - just don't expect a Christmas card from Jon Moss!