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Man City midfielder Fernandinho upset for Stones over Cup final ban

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho is upset for John Stones after his dismissal in victory over Aston Villa.

Stones was sent off for a challenge on Jacob Ramsey, following a VAR check.

Fernandinho had sympathy for Stones, as the dismissal rules the centre-back out of Sunday's Carabao Cup final with Tottenham Hotspur.

"I feel sorry for him, to miss the cup final. This was a tough game fighting for the title, not easy for any player but we're behind him and supporting him."

Despite the sending off the skipper still had praise for the England defender, after a superb season at the heart of City's defence.

"He's helped us in different situations this season, scoring goals, defending well, keeping the ball, you can name so many ways he's helped us this season.

"We will miss him on Sunday but I am pleased for him overall because he's been one of the best players so far for us this season."

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