Pep Guardiola explains why John Stones missed Manchester City’s win over West Ham
Pep Guardiola has provided an explanation for centre-back John Stones missing out on Manchester City’s matchday squad vs West Ham on Sunday.
Manchester City see off West Ham
Manchester City would play host to West Ham on Sunday afternoon.
The Citizens began the day having slipped down to 3rd in the Premier League following Liverpool’s 4-0 hammering of Southampton.
So, City needed a win on Sunday to once again move above Liverpool in the Premier League. And this is exactly what transpired in a very snowy Manchester.
Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring for Man City after 33 minutes. City then held onto their 1-0 lead until the 90th minute before Fernandinho added a second.
Substitute Mauro Lanzini made it 2-1 with 94 minutes on the clock, but it was too little, too late for the Hammers, who are now in serious danger of slipping out of the top-four.
Man City, on the other hand, have moved to within touching distance of league leaders Chelsea yet again.
Success in the snow! ❄️
🔵 2-1 ⚒ #ManCity pic.twitter.com/9o3NJQYuYX
— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 28, 2021
Why John Stones missed out on West Ham game
Following the West Ham game, Pep Guardiola has provided an update on John Stones.
The Spaniard opted for a centre-back pairing of Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte on Sunday, but Stones was not even named on the bench.
Now though, Guardiola has revealed why Stones missed out altogether, confirming the central defender had a fever following the PSG tie earlier this week:
“John [Stones] was not well the last two days. He had a fever after the game against PSG.”
Guardiola: ““John [Stones] was not well the last two days. He had a fever after the game against PSG.”
— Michael Plant (@MichaelPlant82) November 28, 2021
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