Manchester City will be without striker Wilfried Bony for their League Cup semi-final first leg against Everton at Goodison Park, while Vincent Kompany and Samir Nasri will also not be available for selection


Like Everton, Manchester City will be without their captain and centre-back Vincent Kompany, who continues to recover from a recurrence of the calf injury that ruled the Belgian out of action since the beginning of November.

Meanwhile, Samir Nasri’s long road to recovery continues, and manager Manuel Pellegrini insists it is not possible to determine a return date at this stage, given the Frenchman had to undergo surgery.

Ivorian Wilfried Bony has not recovered in time to make the trip to Liverpool, meaning it will likely be Sergio AgA?ero leading the line for City on Wednesday. Pellegrini indicated that he had no qualms about starting the Argentina international, given his latest injury was not muscle-related and that he needed games to build up his match fitness.

as saying: “Bony has a kick in his calf so maybe heai??i??s not fit for tomorrow. In a few days more he should be fine to come back. Vincent Kompany and Samir Nasri are out.

“Weai??i??ll try to do everything we can to recover our injured players as soon as we can. With Nasri itai??i??s difficult ai??i?? he needs an amount of time as heai??i??s had surgery on his muscle.We have a lot of games ai??i?? fortunately we have most of the squad fit so we can make some changes to see which players start which games.

“Sergio played three games in a week which was no problem for this moment. The last injury was not a muscle injury, just a pain in his heel. Heai??i??s fit and the best way for him to recover his best performance is to play games.”