Published: Mon, August 20, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Manchester City hopeful Kevin De Bruyne could return within two months

Manchester City hopeful Kevin De Bruyne could return within two months

"Manchester City can confirm Kevin de Bruyne has suffered a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his right knee", the club said in a statement.

Six minutes later, Benjamin Mendy attacked down the left, exchanging passes with Gabriel Jesus, who enjoyed a fortunate ricochet off a defender before drilling the ball home. Snippets of a touchline row with then Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger during that game are also shown, as is some footage of the tunnel fracas during City's shock FA Cup loss to Wigan.

Dominant from the first whistle, City were in a different league to Huddersfield, who struggled to deal with their adversaries all over the pitch, and some statistics to emerge from the game at the John Smith's Stadium just emphasise what a one-sided game it was.

Huddersfield needed to be able to take their momentum into the second half but within three minutes of the restart, City re-established their three-goal advantage as David Silva curled a 25-yard free kick into the top corner of the net.

Manchester City's David Silva celebrates after scoring a goal.

Imagine how many more he could have had playing with an abundance of creative geniuses such as Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Leroy Sane?

"I made two or three attempts before I scored my third goal and when one hit the post, I thought it might not come, but in the end, I did get the goal".

This could be Bernardo Silva's moment after his scintillating start to the season to make the grade from City's favourite luxury item on the bench to the main man.

Huddersfield came away from the Etihad with a 0-0 draw last season but couldn't deal with City this time.

Two wins from two at a canter for Guardiola's boys. A miserable afternoon at Etihad Stadium for Huddersfield was wrapped up by Terence Kongolo's 84th-minute own-goal.

Manchester City will be disappointed if they don't roll over Huddersfield, who looked dire in their opening match.

Last season's success was built on two morale-boosting opening victories albeit the opposition was entirely different - Crystal Palace during Frank de Boer's disastrous brief spell in charge and fellow promoted side Newcastle United. He responded by getting even fitter and sharper and has proved to Pep Guardiola why he should still be City's main man.

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