Manchester City ace Sergio Aguero missed FA Cup win because he's self-isolating after contact with coronavirus case

MANCHESTER CITY star Sergio Aguero missed his side's FA Cup win over Birmingham as he was self-isolating.

The Argentine was unavailable for the 3-0 outing at the Etihad Stadium after coming into contact with a person who tested positive for coronavirus.

Aguero himself has tested negative but has still been forced into isolation under government protocols.

Aguero had been hoping to make his first start since October against Birmingham after several struggles with injuries this season.

But he was forced out of City's matchday squad after coming into close contact with someone who later tested positive for Covid-19.

Speaking post-match, City manager Guardiola said: "He is isolating, unfortunately.

"He was in contact with one person who was positive. It is a pity. It was a perfect day to get minutes but unfortunately, he has to be a few days out."

Aguero's 10-day isolation period means the striker is set to miss City's Premier League clashes against Brighton and Crystal Palace.

He becomes the ninth first team player in three weeks to isolate for the Carabao Cup holders.

Yet despite Aguero's absence, City ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against Championship side Birmingham to reach the fourth round.


Bernardo Silva bagged a brace, while Phil Foden was also on target to continue his recent run of goalscoring form.

City were able to welcome back Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus after both players previously tested positive for coronavirus.

The absence of Cityzens first-team stars alongside two backroom staff had let to the postponement of the club's game against Everton last month.

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