Erling Haaland twists ankle in Man City rout of Bournemouth



Erling Haaland was replaced at half-time in Manchester City’s 6-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday after suffering a sprained ankle.

City manager Pep Guardiola said he has withdrawn the striker as a precaution, but it is too early to say whether Haaland will be available for Tuesday’s Champions League game against Young Boys.

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“Ankle sprain. We didn’t want to risk him. He doesn’t feel comfortable,” Guardiola said. “He might be back on Tuesday, but maybe next Sunday.”

Haaland was uncomfortable while running into the box in the first half. City have not confirmed which ankle the Norway striker has suffered.

Haaland has scored 13 goals in all competitions this season, including two in last week’s 3-0 win over Manchester United.

He hit the post with a header before being substituted against Bournemouth.

Jeremy Docu inspired City to victory, scoring one goal and creating four more as the defending Premier League champions moved to the top of the table.



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