Video: ‘John was a little bit unwell’ – Pep Guardiola explains Stones’ absence for Man City against West Ham

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There was a bit of mystery before the start of the Man City v West Ham game concerning the absence of John Stones from the host’s line-up.

Alongside Ruben Dias, Stones had formed a great partnership of late so Pep Guardiola was asked in his post-match press conference why Aymeric Laporte had been preferred.

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The Catalan gave a simple explanation of needing a left-footed centre-back and the fact that Stones hadn’t been too well over the last couple of days.

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