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Guardiola gives positive update on Kompany’s latest injury

Some good news on the injury front

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Pep Guardiola is optimistic Vincent Kompany may be fit for Manchester City’s trip to Crystal Palace on Sunday, with the defender’s injury not as bad as first feared.

The Belgian had to be replaced early in the clash with Newcastle United on Wednesday, sparking fears he may be sidelined for some time again.

However, Pep is hopeful he will travel to Selhurst Park and also gave an update on Fabian Delph and John Stones.

“Vincent is not as bad as we thought,” he said. “He will be ready for the next fixtures. We will know exactly tomorrow, but it is not a big issue.

“Fabian was not fit for Newcastle, but he is much better now. Yesterday, he didn't train but the players are off today. We will see.

“Fabian is a similar case to Vincent - he knows his body.

“We will see tomorrow. John Stones is also much better. Yesterday he made first complete training session. But he is not ready for 90 minutes.

“I think he will be fit for the next game which is huge news for us.”

Source | Manchester City

City head to Palace on a run of 18 consecutive wins and know that victory at Selhurst Park will equal Bayern Munich’s European record.