Man City duo test positive for coronavirus

Monday September 07 2020

Manchester City's Spanish midfielder Rodri (left), Manchester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (second left) and Manchester City's Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (right) celebrate with goal scorer Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus during their English Premier League match against Brighton and Hove Albion at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on July 11, 2020.

Manchester City players Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for coronavirus, the Premier League club announced on Monday.

City said in a statement that both players were self-isolating in accordance with Premier League and government rules.

"Neither is displaying symptoms of the virus," the statement said.

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

Manchester City's first Premier League match is against Wolves on September 21.