Manchester City are in danger of facing the busy Christmas and New Year Premier League programme without their top strikers and captain as manager Manuel Pellegrini counted the cost of Saturday`s win at Leicester City.
Newcastle United`s Alan Pardew was named Premier League manager of the month for November on Friday following a remarkable turnaround in the club`s fortunes just weeks after fans were calling for his head.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was awarded with the manager of the month award for his club's excellent run in November. Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was adjudged player of the month award.
When Manchester City arrived at the Stadio Olimpico needing to beat AS Roma to stand any chance of progressing to the Champions League knockout stages, many wondered how they would cope without Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure.
Manuel Pellegrini celebrated Manchester City`s remarkable brinkmanship in securing a Champions League knock-out spot on Wednesday by hailing the champions` Roman warriors rather than the absent leading players.
Manchester City concluded one of the great Champions League Houdini acts on Wednesday as they qualified for the knockout stages with goals from Samir Nasri and Pablo Zabaleta sinking Roma 2-0 to eliminate the Italians at the Stadio Olimpico.
Sergio Aguero who limped off in Manchester City's Premier League clash against Everton, is expected to be out for a month according to reports. The striker is feared to have suffered a knee ligament injury, which will rule him out for the upcoming crucial Champions League tie against Roma and also the chaotic December fixtures in the Premier League.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admits it`s impossible to know how long knee ligament injury victim Sergio Aguero will be sidelined after the star striker hobbled off in the 1-0 win over Everton.
Sergio Aguero, the Premier League`s leading scorer, suffered a leg injury early in Manchester City`s home clash with Everton on Saturday and looks doubtful for the club`s key Champions League game at AS Roma next week.