Pellegrini: Aguero injury ‘hopefully nothing serious’

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says that Sergio Aguero is fine after being withdrawn in their 3-1 win over Southampton on Saturday.

City overcame the Saints at the Etihad Stadium thanks to goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph and Aleksander Kolarov, while Shane Long pulled one back for the visitors.

"It was not an easy week," the Chilean boss said. "We've won just one point of our last six so it was important to beat a difficult team who were unbeaten away.

"I was very pleased with the team's reaction. We were a little nervous until the third goal, but I'm happy with the performance and the result.

"If you want to be involved in the title race you cannot drop more points at home. We've lost already six points against Liverpool and West Ham. It's not easy playing so many games with the same players but I think the start was really important."

Aguero has only recently returned to action from a hamstring injury, but Pellegrini insists that the Argentine's withdrawal just past the hour mark was premeditated.

"Kun came off as a precaution," he added. "I spoke with him before the game and we said he would play 65 minutes. He has a kick in his heel, but nothing important.

"He has played three games in a row and that's why he came off – it's important to see with the medical staff how he recovers from this game."