Man City defender taken to hospital with ‘serious head injury’!

Manchester City returned to Premier League action against Arsenal as England’s top-flight resumed on Wednesday after a three-month suspension due to the coronavirus.

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The Citizens, showing no signs of being rusty in front of goal, shot three goals past Arsenal ahead of sealing a clinical 3-0 win at the Etihad, staving off Liverpool title celebrations this Sunday as, even if The Reds secure a win in their fixture at Everton, will still be left needing six points to finally wrap up the title.

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Manchester defender Eric Garcia was taken to hospital after suffering a potentially traumatic head injury (Image: Getty Images).

In the case of The Sky Blues, defender Eric Garcia was taken to hospital after suffering a potentially traumatic head injury, who as a surprise starter, left the field on a stretcher in the closing stages having had lengthy treatment following a thumping collision with his own goalkeeper, Ederson. Discussing this after the game, City boss Pep Guardiola admitted he was concerned over the 19-year-old’s condition.

“We are concerned about Eric of course. He is conscious, but I think he is going to be tested because a kick in the head is always so dangerous,” explained Guardiola. “The doctor told me he was conscious … I’m pretty sure we’re going to do absolutely everything to be sure that everything is fine and well. I think after what happened, he may be in the hospital for one or two nights.

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Manchester City-Arsenal took a scary turn in the second half after a horrible collision between City goalkeeper Ederson and his teammate (Image: Sourced).

The highly-rated centre-half was making only his third Premier League start, partnering Aymeric Laporte at the heart of the City defence, having been preferred over Nicolas Otamendi, Fernandinho and John Stones. A Raheem Sterling strike in the first half followed by two second-half strikes, including in injury time, courtesy of Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden, saw the hosts breeze past the Gunners and making it a night to forget for former City assistant turned Emirates boss, Mikel Arteta. The result see Guardiola’s side open up a seven-point gap over third-placed Leicester, while they are a mammoth 22 points behind the runaway leaders Liverpool.

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