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  • 30 April 2019
    Vincent Kompanys hamstring may be the only thing to have bedeviled Pep Guardiola since he arrived at Manchester City.Resigned to life without his talisman and towering central defender once more, Guardiola and City seek to maintain their perfect start by defeating Swansea City at Liberty Stadium for the second time in four days on Saturday.Kompany played his first match since May on Wednesday as Guardiola and the Citizens finally had their first-choice paring in central defence with Kompany and summer signing John Stones. Kompany was one of nine changes Guardiola made to his lineup following last Saturdays 4-0 thrashing of Bournemouth, but the Belgium international left the pitch in the final minutes of stoppage time in a frustrated and angry state in the 2-1 EFL Cup victory over Swansea after suffering what appeared to be a hamstring injury.The blow overshadowed a victory that has created another Manchester derby against United at Old Trafford next month in the round of 16 in the EFL Cup, and its the latest in a staggeringly long string of lower-body muscle injuries for Kompany. His last match prior to Wednesday ended early due to a thigh injury suffered in the Champions League semifinals defeat to Real Madrid.Hopefully it will not be a big problem. If hes injured, hes injured, he cannot stay on the pitch. Guardiola told Citys official website as he seemed to lament the situation more because Kompany was sharp in his season debut. The manager noted defensively he was so strong and he played really good.While the loss of Kompany is again a blow Manchester City (5-0-0) must absorb, there were positives as Guardiolas overturned XI enjoyed the run of play and got second-half goals from Gael Clichy and 19-year-old Aleix Garcia. It was the first start of the season for the starlet, one of six players Guardiola promoted from the teams developmental squad.The academy provides some good players like weve seen tonight, Clichy said. It was a good night for the young players and everybody is happy now.But the happiest of all players Saturday may be Sergio Aguero, who completed his three-match ban for elbowing West Hams Winston Reid by sitting out Wednesdays victory and is eligible to return. Aguero, who has run rampant with nine goals in just five matches has played only once since Aug. 28 -- scoring three goals in a 4-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach on Sept. 14.The Argentina international, however, has yet to score at Liberty Stadium in four career matches. In fact, he has just two shots on goal in those contests and has never scored in Wales, also failing to find the back of the net in a match against Cardiff.As Aguero returns, Nolito will miss this match as he serves a red card suspension. That likely leaves space for Kelechi Iheanacho, who had goals in his previous three matches before being held off the scoresheet Wednesday and scored in both matches versus Swansea City last season.The Nigeria international, who also became just the 16th player to score 10 Premier League goals as a teenager, also was recalled to the Super Eagles roster for their World Cup qualifier at Zambia next month.While Manchester City have dealt with a bare minimum of adversity in the early going, Swansea City (1-1-3) are awash in struggles and drama entering a brutal stretch of schedule that will see them host Liverpool next weekend and come out of the international break at Arsenal.While the Swans acquitted themselves well in Wednesdays defeat and got a late consolation marker from Gylfi Sigurdsson, rumours are swirling in Wales that manager Francesco Guidolin is on the hot seat and there are divisions in the board room between chairman Huw Jenkins and new American majority owners Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan over whether there should be a change along the touchline.I am optimistic because I saw my players play a good game, Guidolin said after the match. Saturday against Manchester City will be more difficult than this. They had a very good team tonight even if they played without some players, but on Saturday there will be new important players here.Guidolin made a slew of changes following his sides 1-0 defeat to Southampton, most notably giving Leon Britton his season debut and letting the 34-year-old pull the strings in the midfield. Summer signing Borja Baston finally got his first start, and the Spaniard could be in line for his first Premier League start as well after looking comfortable and finding some creases against Man Citys backline.We started a little nervously, but we gained more confidence after Borja went close to scoring, centreback Mike van der Hoom told Swanseas official website. We did well in the first half, but it became more difficult when they scored the first goal -- it was a bad time to concede. 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Former Socceroos defender Robert Cornthwaite will return to the A-League on a two-year deal with Western Sydney.Cornthwaite, who played 103 games for Adelaide between 2005 and 2011, has spent five years playing in Korea and Malaysia.Ive been away from Australia for a while but I watched as much A-League as possible ... and Western Sydney have been very successful and played some very good football, Cornthwaite said.Im looking forward to getting iin, pulling on the Red and Black and getting to work as soon as possible.ddddddddddddCornthwaite will form part of a new-look Wanderers defensive unit which will also include recently recruited Soabusg defender Aritz Borda.The 30-year-old played eight games for the Socceroos between 2009 and 2013, scoring three goals. ' ' '