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David Silva, Sergio Agüero expected to play Manchester Derby - Report

They're injury doubts, but not too doubtful

Arsenal v Manchester City - The Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images,

Manchester City suffered a triple blow in their FA Cup semi-final on Sunday: they lost to Arsenal after extra time, and they lost David Silva and Sergio Agüero to injuries as both were substituted during the match with physical problems.

Silva was taken off early in the first half after a challenge by Arsenal defender Gabriel on the Spaniard's right knee. David couldn't continue and asked to come off, while Agüero was replaced by Fernando in the first half of extra time and limped off the pitch.

Pep Guardiola said in his post-match press conference that Agüero was "dead" and he didn't know the extent of Silva's injury, but according to a report from Goal's Sam Lee, both players took part in training on Monday and are expected to be fit for the Derby against Manchester United on Thursday.

Another player who left with injury was Fernandinho, who was substituted with a calf problem. It's only a knock, however, and the Brazilian should be available to face United. Gabriel Jesus will take part in all training sessions until Thursday and will be in contention for a place in the squad.

It's unclear whether Pep plans to start Silva, Agüero and Fernandinho, but it looks like all three will be ready to play. The Manchester Derby will decide the fate of both teams in the race for a Top 4 finish in the Premier League: City will jump to third in the table and open a seven-point gap to United if they win, while the Reds could cut their deficit to the Sky Blues to only one point with a victory at the Etihad.