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The Manchester City midfielder is now a doubt for his club's trip to West Brom on Saturday, with Santi Cazorla of Arsenal coming on for him after just 13 minutes

Manchester City playmaker David Silva has been forced off in Spain's Group I World Cup qualifier against France on Tuesday night with what appears to be a hamstring injury.

The attacking midfielder started alongside Pedro and Cesc Fabregas furthest forward for La Furia Roja, but minutes after teammate Sergio Busquets was clattered by Patrice Evra, Silva looked to be struggling.

After a few moments of attempting to run off the knock, Silva was forced to leave the pitch, clutching his right knee and his hamstring before heading straight for the tunnel at the Vicente Calderon in Madrid, with Arsenal's Santi Cazorla replacing him.

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The former Valencia star is now a doubt for City's tough upcoming Premier League match on Saturday when they are due to face West Brom at the Hawthorns, with Steve Clarke's men yet to drop points at home so far this season.

Following hard on the heels of West Brom is a trip to Amsterdam on Wednesday where they will face Ajax in the Champions League, and after a disappointing draw at home to Borussia Dortmund in matchday 1, City will be desperate to get their first win.

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