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Pep Guardiola has revealed illness forced him to withdraw Kyle Walker at half-time in our 2-0 defeat to Wolves.

The boss said he had no plans to make the change, particularly as Joao Cancelo had looked dangerous at left-back in the first half, but an ongoing problem meant Walker could not continue.

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“I made a change because Kyle Walker could not continue,” Guardiola explained.

“In the first half all the dangerous situations we created were from Joao [Cancelo].

“Kyle had an infection in his stomach in the last weeks. He didn’t train and lost weight. He made an incredible effort today because we needed fast players.

“At half-time he said he didn’t feel good, that’s why we made a substitution.”

Watch what the boss’ verdict on the defeat in the video above.