BATTERED Oleksandr Zinchenko has paraded the full extent of his cracking encounter with Manchester City team-mate Fernandinho.
Ukraine star Zinchenko posted a photo on Instagram of his bloodied and swollen nose caused by an accidental elbow from fellow midfielder Fernandinho during Saturday's 3-1 win over Bournemouth.
5 Oleksandr Zinchenko does not seem too distressed by the injury caused accidentally by Manchester City Fernandinho
Zinchenko, 21, had to be replaced by Fabian Delph early in the second half after being helped off, clutching his nose.
But he seemed in good spirits the following day as he posted the battered headshot with three smiling emojis.
Premier League leaders City actually netted their two decisive goals following Zinchenko's substitution.
Bernardo Silva had smashed Pep Guardiola's men in front early on but England new boy Callum Wilson nodded the Cherries level on 44 minutes.
PA:Press Association5 Oleksandr Zinchenko is helped off at the Etihad after his nose was battered
Getty Images – Getty5 Fernandinho is known for his midfield enforcing but unwittingly went too far when he caught Oleksandr Zinchenko, forcing the Ukraine ace to go off injured
But after Zinchenko went off, Raheem Sterling soon fired what was, incredibly, his tenth goal in seven games against the same opposition.
Ilkay Gundogan then poached a close-range clincher.
So at the final hooter City had maintained their perfect home Prem record this term.
AFP or licensors5 City midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko gets on-field treatment but was taken off
Zinchenko, meanwhile, will just hoipe his nose woe has no impact on his recent progress.
After a loan spell with PSV Eindhoven last season, he turned down a £16million move to Wolves in August.
Real Betis also came sniffing – and the Spaniards, plus Napoli, are already being linked with a January deal.
Getty Images – Getty5 Oleksandr Zinchenko was linked with loan moves to Wolves and Real Betis but stayed at City