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Soccer – Puel rues Long injury

Claude Puel doubts whether Shane Long will be involved in Southampton's Premier League game at Manchester City on Sunday after the striker sustained a hamstring injury in the Europa League loss to Inter Milan. Antonio Candreva scored the only goal of the Group K match in the 67th minute and the Serie A side hung on for the three points despite having Marcelo Brozovic dismissed for a second yellow card ten minutes later. Republic of Ireland international Long had to be replaced in the opening minutes of the second half and was replaced by Charlie Austin, 12/5 with bet365 to score at any time against Manchester City. "It was an injury for Long with his hamstring. It seems it will not be possible for him to play on Sunday," said Puel after the 1-0 defeat. Southampton are 6/1 to keep a clean sheet in the match against Pep Guardiola's side.

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