Fernandinho happy to play his part as City sweat on Laporte
Manchester City 4 Brighton & Hove Albion 0
Manchester City are waiting to learn the extent of Aymeric Laporte's knee injury after the defender was carried off in Saturday's convincing defeat of Brighton.
Laporte left the field on a stretcher after mistiming a challenge on Adam Webster late in the first half of the champions' convincing 4-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium.
Manager Pep Guardiola admitted after the game the situation "doesn't look good" but a full prognosis was still to be delivered.
The injury took the gloss off what was otherwise a comfortable afternoon for City.
Kevin De Bruyne set the tone for a dominant display by opening the scoring after 68 seconds before the in-form Sergio Aguero struck twice and Bernardo Silva added another goal late on.
"It was a nice game from us," said midfielder Fernandinho, who was pressed into action in defence after Laporte's exit.
"They caused a few problems for us and that's why the Premier League is so special - any team can cause a problem.
With John Stones missing through injury, the loss of Laporte highlighted the lack of cover City have had in the centre-back positions since Vincent Kompany's departure last season.
"I try just to do my job," said Fernandinho.
"I've been training in this position the last couple of weeks."