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Vincent Kompany: 'John Stones can return stronger'

Vincent Kompany expects "outstanding" Manchester City teammate John Stones to return from his hamstring injury layoff in a stronger state.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has backed teammate John Stones to return "stronger" after being ruled out of action through injury.

The England international pulled up half an hour into the Citizens' 2-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday afternoon with a hamstring complaint.

Kompany, who returned to the starting lineup in the same match after more than two months on the sidelines, hopes that his own injury struggles can act as an inspiration to Stones as he begins his road to recovery.

"Stonesy was one of the outstanding performers so far," he told reporters. "If there's one thing I can give him it's that it's something you have to go through in your career at times and there's no reason why you shouldn't come out stronger for it.

"Hopefully it's not too bad and when he comes back we'll need him as much as we'll need anyone otherwise we won't achieve all these targets we have."

City boss Pep Guardiola revealed after the match that he expects to be without centre-back Stones for around six weeks.

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1Manchester CityMan City18171056124452
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd18132339112841
3Chelsea18122432141838
4Arsenal18103531201133
5Burnley189541612432
6Liverpool1787234201431
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs1894531181331
8Leicester CityLeicester187562726126
9Watford186482733-622
10Everton176472129-822
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield186391630-1421
12Southampton184681724-718
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14Crystal Palace184591528-1317
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham184591732-1517
16Bournemouth174491520-516
17Stoke CityStoke1844101939-2016
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle1843111627-1115
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom182881224-1214
20Swansea CitySwansea173311922-1312
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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City18171056124452
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd18132339112841
3Chelsea18122432141838
4Arsenal18103531201133
5Burnley189541612432
6Liverpool1787234201431
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs1894531181331
8Leicester CityLeicester187562726126
9Watford186482733-622
10Everton176472129-822
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield186391630-1421
12Southampton184681724-718
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton184681423-918
14Crystal Palace184591528-1317
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham184591732-1517
16Bournemouth174491520-516
17Stoke CityStoke1844101939-2016
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle1843111627-1115
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom182881224-1214
20Swansea CitySwansea173311922-1312
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