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Man City boss Guardiola hails Laporte after victory over Crystal Palace

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola highlighted the performance of Aymeric Laporte after victory at Crystal Palace.

Guardiola says the defensive partnership of Vincent Kompany and Laporte were outstanding.

"(Christian) Benteke is so strong in the air and Vinny is the best defender at heading the ball we have," he said.

“Of course, he has the experience and he can play at a high level – he trained well for the last few weeks and that's why he played today.

“Laporte was incredible, breaking up the play and switching play to the wings and breaking the lines.

“We know what Aymeric has done has been really incredible - a central defender needs to defend and defend well, and the first pass is to play it five meters - he can do that, but also he commits going forwards, creates extra passes for the players up front and helps us to play better.

“Today was at the level he's been at all season."

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