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Joe Cole hails Manchester City's 'unstoppable' centre-backs John Stones and Ruben Dias after the defensive duo earned Pep Guardiola's side victory over West Ham... with the ex-Hammers star hinting the pair could be as good as Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vid

Joe Cole lauded Manchester City's defensive duo John Stones and Ruben Dias after the pair both scored in their side's 2-1 victory over West Ham.

Dias headed home Kevin de Bruyne's brilliant cross in the first-half before Stones swept home Riyad Mahrez's ball in the second-half as Pep Guardiola's City moved 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League table for 24 hours at least.

The arrival of £51million defender Dias has not only boosted City's backline but the Portuguese international's partnership with Stones has given the England centre-back a new lease of life at the Etihad Stadium.