Aguero missed victory against Birmingham because he is self-isolating

Sergio Aguero missed Manchester City’s FA Cup victory against Birmingham because he is self-isolating after coming into contact with a person who tested positive for coronavirus – but striker has tested negative

  • Sergio Aguero wasn’t involved as Manchester City won 3-0 against Birmingham 
  • Striker is self-isolating after being in contact with person who tested positive 
  • Aguero himself has tested negative for coronavirus but he must still isolate

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero missed his side’s FA Cup win against Birmingham as he was self-isolating.

Aguero was unavailable for the game at the Etihad Stadium as he had been in contact with a person who tested positive for coronavirus. 

However, Aguero himself has tested negative. 

Sergio Aguero missed the game against Birmingham as he is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus – the striker has tested negative

Speaking post-match, City manager Guardiola said: ‘He is isolating, unfortunately. He was in contact with one person who was positive. It is a pity. It was a perfect day to get minutes but unfortunately he has to be a few days out.’

City ran out 3-0 winners against Birmingham, with Bernardo Silva scoring a brace, while Phil Foden was also on target.

Pep Guardiola described the situation as ‘a pity’ with Aguero missing out on City’s victory

Kyle Walker, who previously tested positive for Covid-19, returned to action for Manchester City against Birmingham

Aguero had been hoping to make his first start since October having continued to struggle with injuries this season.  

City welcomed back Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus against Birmingham, with both players having previously tested positive for Covid-19.

The game between City and Everton on New Year’s Day had to called off following an outbreak of coronavi

rus among City players and staff. Eric Garcia also tested positive as did Ferran Torres, Tommy Doyle, Scott Carson, Cole Palmer and members of City staff. 




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