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Man City manager Guardiola: Otamendi & Fernandinho played well against Wolves

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has defended Nicolas Otamendi and Fernandinho after Sunday's 2-0 loss to Wolves.

Injuries to Aymeric Laporte and John Stones have forced Guardiola to play the pairing together.

After four straight wins, they came undone against a slick counter-attacking performance by Wolves.

Asked if they played poorly, Guardiola said "No. They were quite good.

"They suffered because we lost possession in front of them.

"No central defenders can sustain this kind of balls we lose in the first moments. They were good."

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