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Man City confronting cautious emergency for FA Cup semi-final

Manchester City are confronting a cautious emergency in front of their FA Cup semi-final against Brighton and Hove Albion after Oleksandr Zinchenko was harmed in the 2-0 prevail upon Cardiff.

Kevin de Bruyne and Leroy Sane fired City back to the highest point of the Premier League by a solitary point, with title rivals Liverpool playing Southampton on Friday night.

In any case, Pep Guardiola ‘s men could be without a perceived left-back for their trip to Wembley on Saturday after Zinchenko was constrained off with what resembled hamstring damage.

Zinchenko has made the left-back slot his very own in 2019, having begun the last six amusements.

With Fabian Delph additionally out and £52million man Benjamin Mendy having not played since January, Guardiola conceded he has an issue at left-back in front of the Wembley conflict.

“It doesn’t look good,” said Guardiola. “Right now I don’t know, it doesn’t look good for Zinchenko for the next days. Delph is also out.

“We’ll see tomorrow how Mendy trains. We don’t have many options.”

One alternative could be to switch Danilo to the left, however Guardiola conceded losing Ukraine international Zinchenko was a blow as City quest for a quadruple.

“He gives a lot and is an important player for us,” Guardiola said. “He knows how we play but it is what it is, during the season this has happened a lot. We play a lot of minutes, we will accept it and will find a solution.

“I don’t know which one because Danilo not his natural position because he is right. We will see what decision to make ahead of the FA Cup semi-final.”

Mendy has prepared for the current week having missed the greater part of the season through damage – however Guardiola needed to help the Frenchman to remember his obligations after the safeguard was filmed in a nightclub in the early hours before training.

Mendy was gotten on camera in Manchester’s Club Liv at 3.30am on Saturday, nine hours before his Manchester City partners commenced in their 2-0 win away at Fulham.

The 24-year-old was in training later that day, yet did not break any club check in time as he was not part of Guardiola’s matchday squad.

Guardiola stated: “They are old enough to know what they have to do. I’m not his father. I would prefer him to go home earlier, but I don’t control the players in that situation.”

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