Leicester - Manchester City could be without captain Vincent
Kompany for up to four weeks with the calf injury that kept him out of
Tuesday's goalless draw at Leicester.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed that the Belgian
centre-back faces another lengthy spell on the sidelines after limping off
during the 4-1 Boxing Day win against Sunderland.
Kompany had made his comeback as a substitute against the
Black Cats after six weeks out with another calf injury and he watched the draw
with the Foxes from the stands at the King Power Stadium.
"Vincent has an injury, a second degree of his
calf," Pellegrini said.
"It's not the same injury, the same calf but in a
different part. I am not a doctor but normally a muscle injury of less than
three or four weeks is very difficult, especially in the calf.
"We hope that he can recover as soon as he can but it's
very important until we solve this to defend the way we did in this game."
Pellegrini's side moved to within three points of leaders
Arsenal with a point at Leicester while the home side went level on points with
the Gunners at the season's halfway point.
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But Manchester City are now without a win in six away games
in the Premier League - a record that has prevented them building fully on
their flying start to the season.
They dominated long spells of the first half against
Leicester but were unable to find a goal and found themselves forced back by
the home side after the break.
Pellegrini said: "I don't divide games that we play
into home and away.
"We have a season and it's important to have the amount
of points you need to win the title.
"We need to win but we are the best team at home.
"In the second half of the season we will keep
improving and if you ask me if I'm happy, I say yes because we are near the top
of the table.
"We had more possession and attempts than Leicester and
did more to win the game, but if you can't win it's important not to lose.
"We were very solid and defended well against a
"I'm not happy but I'm not disappointed either because
we played well but didn't score."
- 'Unbelievable' -
Leicester will end 2015 with a share of the Premier League
lead after entering the year at the bottom of the table.
They are just one point away from manager Claudio Ranieri's
initial target of 40 points with their supporters beginning to dream of a
genuine title challenge.
The Italian said: "What we are doing is unbelievable.
The first half of the season is magnificent and I don't have words to say how
happy I am.
"The Premier League this season is strange.
"The bigger teams should be able to stay away from us
but we are there and we would love to stay there.
"I know it's not our position but we will fight for it.
"We're the basement and the other teams are a villa
with a swimming pool. It's not easy for us but we want to fight with everybody.
"It's a miracle what we're doing. I'd love this to
continue but it's not easy. I can only say well done to our players and our
fans are unbelievable, they support us and they push us."
"2015 was fantastic for Leicester and I hope 2016 can
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