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Guardiola confirms De Bruyne out for Wolves clash

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola talks to Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City after the Premier League match between Everton FC and Manchester City at Goodison Park on September 28, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images)

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Kevin De Bruyne is set to miss Manchester City’s Premier League clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday (Watch live, 9 a.m. ET, on NBCSN and, manager Pep Guardiola confirmed on Friday.

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De Bruyne missed out on Man City’s Champions League victory over Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday due to a groin injury and the Belgian midfield maestro hasn’t recovered in time, forcing him to miss a second consecutive game. Guardiola has said, however, that the injury isn’t serious and the player isn’t expected to miss a significant amount of time.

“He is not fit,” Guardiola said in his press conference on Friday. “After the international break he will be ready. It is not a big problem.”

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The 28-year-old picked up the injury during last weekend’s PL victory over Everton and was subbed off in the 80th minute.

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