Date: 17th January 2020 at 7:00pm
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Manchester City have progressed to the last 16 of this season’s FA Youth Cup having beaten Aston Villa 2-1 on Wednesday night.

However, there appeared to be a widespread concern that young defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis had picked up an injury that could see him ruled out for a significant period of time.

The 17-year-old has featured for the first-team in both the UEFA Champions League and the Carabao Cup this season as he looks to develop with a view to eventually starting regularly in the Premier League.

Will Taylor Harwood-Bellis feature versus Fulham?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Fortunately for City, Harwood-Bellis confirmed via his social media account that he had not sustained any serious injury and that he just felt some ‘tightness’ and so was taken off after 70 minutes as a precaution to which the fans have reacted positively.

What do we think?

Manchester City take on Fulham in the fourth round of the FA Cup later on this month and Taylor Harwood-Bellis, if fit, could be given an opportunity to play. The news that his substitution proved to be just precautionary comes as a boost to Pep Guardiola whose squad is down to its bare bones defensively.