Sergio Aguero will miss Manchester City's clash with Brighton

Sergio Aguero will miss Manchester City's clash with Brighton

Manchester City booked their spot in the FA Cup fourth round over the weekend by claiming a 3-0 victory over Birmingham City. "After nine or 10 days he will be back".

Still nursing the hangover from a humbling 3-1 Champions League quarter-final defeat at the hands of Lyon in August, they won only three of their opening eight Premier League games this term.

City return to Premier League action this evening, as they host Brighton and Hove Albion at the Etihad Stadium.

Defender Eric Garcia and midfielders Adrian Bernabe and Cole Palmer are still in isolation, Guardiola said. He's a guy whose physicality is incredible, he could play again the day after a game and this is so important us to have players consistently fit. "I said to the players we will have to be at a high standard to compete against them".

'All I am concerned about is Brighton, ' he said.

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The Citizens have been in good form in recent weeks and they have won their last three games in the top flight as they look to challenge the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool FC towards the top of the table.

Guardiola also feels City's improvement is down to them doing their work more smartly during games than they were earlier in the campaign.

"Brighton are a joy to watch and analyse", he added.

Jesus is in contention to face Brighton but Aguero continues to self-isolate after coming into close contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus.

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