Date: 20th February 2020 at 9:00am
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David Silva picked up an injury in Manchester City’s 2-0 win over West Ham United, not long after a robust challenge from Angelo Ogbonna in the penalty area, but Pep Guardiola is hopeful that it’s nothing serious.

The 34-year-old limped off late in the second half of Wednesday’s victory with what Injury Mechanisms believes may be a hamstring injury. He will be seen by club doctors on Thursday.

Guardiola told the club’s official website: “He told me that he felt something. But I don’t think it was a big issue. I will know tomorrow exactly. He played really well today and we will see in the next days.

“He told me he had more caution after what happened near the goal. We will see tomorrow with the doctors.” Silva was replaced by Phil Foden after turning in a good performance at the Etihad Stadium.

Against West Ham, the Spanish international had 92 touches, created three chances, completed 89.2% of his 83 passes, whipped in two crosses, had one shot, found a teammate with three of his four long balls, made one tackle, drew one foul and made one successful dribble.

Silva has made 26 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating 11 goals while making 34 chances and 21 successful dribbles (84%). Should he miss City’s next game against Leicester City on Saturday, Guardiola has Fernandinho, Ilkay Gundogan and Foden to call upon.

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