Major concern for Man City as Aymeric Laporte is stretchered off vs Brighton

Manchester City have been dealt what looked a potentially-serious blow on the injury-front, during the club’s meeting with Brighton & Hove Albion.

City cruise

The English champions welcomed Graham Potter’s Seagulls to the Etihad this afternoon, for their 4th league outing of the season.

City bounced back from their disappointing 2-2 draw with Spurs two weeks ago last time out, by putting Bournemouth to the sword by 3 goals to 1.

A Sergio Aguero brace, either side of Raheem Sterling’s strike late in the first-half, saw the Sky Blues get their campaign back on track in style.

And City’s goal-scoring form continued at Brighton’s expense a short time ago.

A typically-dominant display on the part of Pep Guardiola’s men eventually saw the hosts run out 4-0 victors.

Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero (2) and Bernardo Silva bagged the goals, as City, at least temporarily, reclaimed ownership of top spot in the Premier League table.

Laporte crocked

Amid an otherwise positive afternoon for the champions, however, the Sky Blues were also dealt a potentially-major blow on the personnel front.

The player to have picked up the problem was Aymeric Laporte.

A challenge between the Frenchman and Adam Webster shortly after the half-hour mark saw the former come off the worse.

Laporte could immediately be seen to be in serious pain, eventually leading to the 25-year-old being stretchered off:

Laporte’s injury comes just days after the stopper was called up to the French national team for the first time in his career.

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