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Erling Haaland injury: Man City striker a doubt to face Chelsea, Pep Guardiola confirms

Injured: Erling Haaland (AP)
Injured: Erling Haaland (AP)

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has suffered an injury scare, Pep Guardiola has confirmed.

The striker was withdrawn at half-time on Saturday's 6-1 win over Bournemouth after twisting his ankle.

City manager Pep Guardiola said he withdrew the striker as a precaution, but it was too soon to tell if Haaland would be available for Tuesday's Champions League game against Young Boys.

"Twist in the ankle. We didn't want to take risks with him. He didn't feel comfortable," Guardiola said. "He'll be back maybe Tuesday, but maybe next Sunday."

Haaland pulled up in discomfort when making a run in the box in the first half. City did not confirm which ankle the Norway striker hurt.

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Haaland has scored 13 goals in all competitions this season, including two in last week's 3-0 win against Manchester United.

He hit the post with a header before being substituted against Bournemouth.

Jeremy Doku inspired City to a win, scoring one and creating four more as the defending Premier League champions moved to the top of the table.

Additional reporting by Reuters.