Sports highlights – September 12 2017 – Manchester City goalkeeper returns to training after taking boot to the face

Sports highlights – September 12 2017 – Manchester City goalkeeper returns to training after taking boot to the face

Manchester City goalkeeper returns to training after taking boot to the face

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson Santana de Moraes trained on Tuesday as they prepare for their opening Champions League group game against Feyenoord on Wednesday. The Brazilian, 24, needed eight stitches in his face after being caught by a high boot from Sadio Mane during the 5-0 win over Liverpool on Saturday. Ederson wore a headguard to protect the affected area during training. It is possible he could be involved on Wednesday but, if not, Claudio Bravo is set to deputise. Ederson required lengthy treatment and was carried off on a stretcher after the 37th-minute collision with Mane, who was sent off.

South Africa will not appeal against World Cup replay unless referee is cleared

South African football chiefs have agreed a 2018 World Cup qualifying tie against Senegal should be replayed “on ethical and moral grounds”. World governing body Fifa ordered the replay after the referee for the original game, Joseph Lamptey, was banned for manipulating the match. The South African Football Association (Safa) had been considering an appeal but now says it agrees with Fifa. However it said it would appeal should the referee’s ban be overturned.

Liverpool to appeal against Winger Sadio Mane’s three match ban

English football team, Liverpool will appeal against the length of Sadio Mane’s three-match ban after he was sent off during Saturday’s 5-0 defeat at Manchester City. Mane, 25, was dismissed in the 37th minute after catching City goalkeeper Ederson in the face with a high foot. The Senegal forward is due to miss Premier League matches against Burnley and Leicester, as well as a trip to the latter in the EFL Cup. His ban could be reduced by one or two matches if the appeal is successful.

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