Kompany could be back for cup clash
VINCENT Kompany could make his City return at the Hawthorns on Wednesday after returning to first team training.
The Belgian has been sidelined since the international break when he picked up a problem during Belgium’s 9-0 win over Gibraltar.
But he was back with the squad yesterday ahead of this afternoon’s Premier League game at Watford.
While today’s game will come too soon for the 31-year-old, he could make his return in the League Cup tie at West Brom in midweek.
“[He] came back and trained with us today,” said Guardiola. “He’s not fit [for Watford] but I think in the next days he will be able to play again.” Kompany’s absence has not affected City’s results.
They have kept two clean sheets in two games since the international break, and Ederson has been a commanding presence in goal.
Few expected him to keep his place against Feyenoord after being stretchered off against Liverpool, but the keeper won over the coaching staff with his determination.
“He still has the stitches,” said Guardiola. “He made one training session before the game with Xabi [Mancisidor] and he trained well.
“He told us he wanted to play so that’s why he played. He’s strong.”
City have only managed kept three successive clean sheets once before under Guardiola, achieved back in March.