Due to their fifth bookings of the season against Tottenham, Jack Grealish and Rodri will miss Manchester City’s trip to Aston Villa on Wednesday.
In the 34th minute of the Premier League match, Pedro Porro was bursting forward on a counterattack when Rodri deliberately brought him down and was given a yellow card. 52 minutes after coming off the bench, Grealish was booked for kicking the ball away following the award of a free kick.
The pair will miss one game after receiving five bookings in the lead-up to City’s 19th game of the season. They will now be unavailable when Pep Guardiola’s team visits Villa Park, where Grealish spent his formative years, in the middle of the week.
Rodri has already served a three-game ban for violent behaviour after being sent off against Nottingham Forest, making this his second suspension of the year. It was determined that he had snatched Morgan Gibbs-White by the throat amid a brawl involving several players.
During Rodri’s initial suspension, City suffered losses in all three of their domestic games. Newcastle United eliminated the Blues from the Carabao Cup, and they suffered defeats at the hands of Wolves and Arsenal in the league. In the absence of his constant midfielder, Guardiola used a variety of tactical substitutions, at times using Bernardo Silva, Mateo Kovacic, Rico Lewis, and Kalvin Phillips in the deeper role.
One of the most difficult Premier League games of the season is coming up, which is why Rodri is missing. In all competitions, Villa has won 10 of its 11 home games, including their past seven. Despite the fact that Unai Emery’s team had to wait until the very end to draw with Bournemouth on Sunday, Ollie Watkins’ header in the 90th minute made the score 2-2 at the Vitality Stadium.