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Manchester City's flight to London REROUTED in mid-air after problem with plane's anti-skid braking system meant they had to land at Stansted rather than London City airport

Manchester City's team flight to London rerouted into the capital after an aircraft fault on the eve of Saturday's clash at West Ham.

Sportsmail understands an issue with the anti-skid braking system on board meant City's plane - carrying the squad and backroom staff - had to divert in a minor inconvenience for Pep Guardiola.

The travelling party were due at London City airport but the technical fault dictated they required a longer runway to touch down.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side face West Ham away at the London Stadium on Saturday

City instead landed safely at the larger Stansted airport, 33 miles away from their planned destination, ahead of Saturday's match against the Hammers.