Man City could get Aguero boost for Stoke game

Manchester, United Kingdom: Sergio Aguero’s possible return to fitness could give Manchester City a significant lift as they seek to stay on top of the Premier League with victory against Stoke City on Saturday.
The striker, who is one goal short of equalling the club’s all-time scoring record, broke a rib when a taxi in which he was travelling crashed into a lamp post in Amsterdam on September 28.
Argentina’s national team doctor Donato Villani suggested during the recent international break that Aguero would be out of action for six weeks following the crash, yet the forward resumed light training on Tuesday.
City are wary of rushing back the 29-year-old too quickly, as they are conscious that a further blow to the ribs could cause more damage if the injury has not healed properly, and will leave a decision on his availability as late as possible.
A total of six goals in five games during September took Aguero to a total of 176 for the club, and one more will equal the City record, set by Eric Brook between 1928 and 1939. If Aguero does not make it, City will hope that Gabriel Jesus can rediscover his club form after three games without scoring, his longest goalless run since arriving at City from Palmeiras in January.
Jesus goals
Jesus used the international break to show that he still has no problems scoring for his country, with two goals as Brazil completed their successful World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-0 victory over Chile.
But whoever plays in attack, City will face a tough game, according to midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. “I know Stoke are uncomfortable to play against,” Gundogan said.
“We have to be on our game from the word go and be at our best because we want to keep our good form going as long as possible.”— AFP