Manchester City pair Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte test positive for Covid-19


By mukwuzi Joseph

Manchester city pair of Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have both tested positive to covid 19 the club have confirmed.

Both Mahrez and Laporte have not been showing symptoms are will now self-isolate.

City’s first game of the Premier League campaign is on September 21 at Wolves, a week later than the majority of the league due to their Champions League commitments in August.

The club begin the defence of their EFL Cup win in the same week, facing either Bournemouth or Crystal Palace in the third round. The pair’s availability for both games is now in doubt.

A club statement read: “Manchester City FC can confirm that Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for Covid-19.

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