Manchester City striker Kun Aguero hit a hattrick against Aston Villa in a 6-1 demolition.
Manchester City striker Kun Aguero hit a hattrick against Aston Villa in a 6-1 demolition.
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Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has tested positive for novel coronavirus.

"After a close contact, I've been self-isolating and the latest test I took was positive for Covid-19," tweeted the prolific forward on Thursday. "I had some symptoms and I'm following doctor's orders for recovery. Take care, everyone!"

The 32-year-old has made only five appearances this season so far after coming back from a left knee injury he sustained in June last year.

Manchester City are currently placed second in the Premier League, two points behind Manchester United but with a game in hand.

Despite Aguero's absence, City registered a 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday.

They will visit West Bromwich Albion next Tuesday.

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