‘What?’, ‘He said the n-word again!’ – Man City fans react as Pep Guardiola gives injury update on Kalvin Phillips

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Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Kalvin Phillips is not fit to face Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The England international joins Aymeric Laporte on the sidelines, who has been ruled out of the first month of the season at least following the surgery he had after the last campaign

Phillips made his City debut as a late substitute in last week’s victory over West Ham but will not be part of the squad in our first home game of the new Premier League season.

Speaking in his usual media briefing on Friday, Guardiola said Phillips and Palmer may be unavailable on Saturday, although their problems are not expected to keep them out for as long.

“Kalvin has some niggles and won’t be able [to play]. Cole Palmer had a knock in his feet in the last days and is a doubt for tomorrow,” he said.

The news was shared on Twitter by City Xtra and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters.

“What? We haven’t seen much from Kalvin .”
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“Phillips played 1 minute against West Ham and got injured💀.”
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“Oh ffs..I thought Kalvin was going to make his home debut tomorrow. So I guess we’ll have to wait.”
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“He said the n-word again!.”
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“Bruno is niggles relax. Haaland literally had niggles before the first pre season game 🤦.”
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“It’s not a Pep press conference if the word niggles is not being used.”
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