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Manchester City await news on Haaland ankle injury

Manchester City will keep a close eye on Erling Haaland’s fitness after the striker twisted his ankle in Norway’s 2-0 friendly win over the Faroe Islands last night.

Haaland came on as a half-time substitute but went down late on after lunging towards a cross at the far post, seemingly getting his ankle trapped underneath his body. He carried on after treatment but Norway doctor Ola Sand confirmed he would be monitored again today.

Sand told TV2: “It was the same that happened against Bournemouth, he has had it before too.

“He gets a slight twist in his ankle, where he is a bit vulnerable. It hurts a lot right away, and then it goes away pretty quickly.

“We’ll see tomorrow how he is. Now he will receive some treatment, he’ll rest and then we will see how he is tomorrow morning.”

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It is unlikely City boss Pep Guardiola will be enamoured at the news his star striker has suffered a recurrence of the problem that forced his half-time withdrawal against Bournemouth on November 4.

City’s first game back after the international break is a lunchtime clash a week on Saturday against title rivals Liverpool at the Eithad.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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