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Ki sidelined for up to two weeks

17 April 2014 00:41

Ki Sung-Yueng could be out for up to two weeks with tendonitis, according to Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet.

The South Korean midfielder - on loan from Swansea City - was left out of Wednesday's 2-2 draw at Manchester City and his absence will come as a huge blow to the club's hopes of Premier League survival.

However, Poyet hopes to have the 25-year-old back sooner rather than later, with Sunderland six points adrift of safety at the foot of the table.

"Nothing serious, but it was getting worse, so we had a good chat, he had an MRI, we talked to the doctor in the national team and it was time to stop," he said.

Fernandinho gave City the lead inside two minutes at the Etihad Stadium before Connor Wickham threatened to completely derail the home side's title hopes by scoring twice in 10 second-half minutes.

However, Samir Nasri's late drive was fumbled by Vito Mannone before trickling over the line, with Poyet quick to defend his goalkeeper.

"That was the hardest part because he's been outstanding," he continued.

"He feels terrible now. It's about feelings and it's about controlling emotions.

"We win all together, we celebrate. When we beat Man United (on penalties to reach League Cup final) all together we were all responsible - him a little bit more.

"That doesn't mean I changed my mind. He needs to recover quick. We need him for Saturday (away at Chelsea)."

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Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
16 April 2014
Game week
26
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 2
Venue
Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Attendance
47046

Goals

Fernandinho 2'
(assist by S. Agüero) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
73' C. Wickham
 (assist by E. Giaccherini)
1 - 2
83' C. Wickham
 (assist by E. Giaccherini)
S. Nasri 88'
(assist by S. Jovetić) 
2 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
25
5
16
27
28 65'
11
33
7
14
10 73' 83'
31 32'
Coach: G. Poyet

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
35
10
17
2
6
22
30
# Player Bookings
23
30
17
22
32
35
42

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 16 +23 39
2 17 +22 39
3 17 +12 32
4 17 +10 31
5 17 +15 29
6 17 -1 27
7 16 +9 26
8 17 +3 25
9 16 -4 23
10 17 +0 21
11 16 -3 21
12 17 -10 20
13 16 -3 19
14 17 -6 17
15 17 -12 17
16 16 -10 16
17 17 -8 15
18 17 -14 15
19 17 -9 13
20 17 -14 10

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