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Man City's Mahrez, Laporte test positive for COVID-19

September 07, 2020 15:18 IST

Riyad Mahrez

IMAGE: Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Pool via Getty Images

Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez and defender Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for COVID-19, the English Premier League club announced on Monday.


City said in a statement that both players did not display any symptoms and are currently self-isolating in line with protocols established by the Premier League and the British government.

"Everyone at the Club wishes Riyad and Aymeric a speedy recovery ahead of their return to training and the new season," City said.

The 2020-21 Premier League season will begin on September 12.

Pep Guardiola's side, who failed to defend their title last season after finishing 18 points behind champions Liverpool, begin their campaign with a trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers on September 21.

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