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Tuesday media watch [06.05.14 PM]: Striker to miss clash
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6th May 2014
Tuesday media watch [06.05.14 PM]: Striker to miss clash


*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

Express and Star: Andi Weimann today insisted Paul Lambert has "no reason" to leave Villa and called for him to stay. The Austrian has given his support to the boss with speculation surrounding his future as chairman Randy Lerner prepares to reveal his plans.

Sky Sports: Andreas Weimann is hoping manager Paul Lambert stays at Aston Villa, saying: "There's no reason for him not to be here." Villa have had an indifferent season, and only secured their Premier League status on Saturday when a 3-1 home win over Hull City moved them on to 38 points and up to 14th place.

FourFourTwo: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that striker Sergio Aguero will miss Wednesday's crucial clash with Aston Villa. City host Villa at the Etihad Stadium knowing that a win will see them move two points clear of Liverpool, who dropped points in a 3-3 draw at Crystal Palace on Monday, ahead of the final weekend of the season in the race for the Premier League title.

ESPN: Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of Manchester City's game against Aston Villa on Wednesday but could be fit to feature in the last game of the season against West Ham. The striker suffered a groin injury in City's 3-2 win over Everton at the weekend and while he said his substitution was a "precaution", manager Manuel Pellegrini decided it was too much of a risk to select him against Villa.

BT Sport: Manchester City top scorer Sergio Aguero will miss the title favourites' crunch clash with Aston Villa on Wednesday, manager Manuel Pellegrini has said. Argentina international Aguero, who has been plagued by injuries in the second half of the season, limped out of Saturday's victory at Everton with a groin problem.

Sky Sports: Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of Wednesday's crunch clash with Aston Villa because of a groin strain. Aguero suffered the injury in the first half of last week's 3-2 victory at Everton, and came off shortly after scoring and making it 1-1.

Goal.com: Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed Sergio Aguero will miss Manchester City's fixture against Aston Villa on Wednesday evening having failed to recover from a groin injury. The Argentina international netted the equaliser in City's 3-2 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday but was forced off after 28 minutes.

Sky Sports: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is determined to attack title-chasing Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. Manuel Pellegrini's side are hoping to capitalise on Liverpool's astonishing draw at Crystal Palace and put one hand on the trophy by beating the struggling Villans - but Lambert will encourage his side to play without fear.

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BBC Sport: Manchester City and Paris St-Germain are facing fines in the region of £50m, restrictions on their Champions League squad size and a wage limit for failing Uefa financial fair play rules. BBC Sport has learned the two - among nine clubs under examination by Uefa for failing the governing body's "break even" test - face similar penalties.

Sky Sports: Andre Schurrle says it is Chelsea's poor results against some of the teams in the bottom half that will cost them the title this season. Jose Mourinho's men have done the double over Manchester City and Liverpool this term, whilst staying unbeaten against Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

BBC Sport: Hull City manager Steve Bruce expects Manchester United to find a coaching role for Ryan Giggs even if Louis van Gaal is appointed permanent manager. Giggs, now interim boss in his 24th season at United, could play his last game at home to Hull on Tuesday.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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