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Kompany faces month lay-off

Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany has been ruled out for up to four weeks due to a thigh injury.

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Vincent Kompany: Limped out of the match at the weekend

Vincent Kompany: Limped out of the match at the weekend

The Belgium international suffered the problem in Saturday's 3-1 win over Everton and is set to miss a number of crucial games in the coming weeks.

Kompany was due to link up with the Belgium squad ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifying game in Croatia, but he has been forced to withdraw.

The 27-year-old, a key player in City's backline, could also miss Premier League games against West Ham, Chelsea and Newcastle, and the Champions League clash in CSKA Moscow.

City suffered a shock defeat in Cardiff while Kompany was sidelined with a groin problem earlier this season and his absence will be a concern to manager Manuel Pellegrini after some erratic defensive displays by his team.

Serbian defender Matija Nastasic replaced Kompany at the weekend and is likely to deputise during his injury lay-off.

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put Ince in my fantasy football team, so it's no surprise at all really. I do that to players. Also responsible for De Jong and Upson being injured. Think I'll transfer in Di Maria just to ruin United....

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ovren? £20m always seemed a touch on the expensive side, but I wasn't expecting him to be quite such a waste of money

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alf of our players have the physical presence of a 14 year old girl. I don't know why people are always shocked that they're injured.

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