Manchester City’s flight to London REROUTED in mid-air after problem with plane’s braking system meant they had to land at Stansted rather than London City airport
- Manchester City face West Ham away in the Premier League on Saturday
- Their preparations endured a minor inconvenience on the eve of the clash
- City’s flight to London rerouted in the capital after an aircraft fault on Friday
- An issue with the anti-skid braking system on board meant plane had to divert
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.
Manchester City’s flight to London had to be rerouted on Friday ahead of West Ham clash
City instead landed safely at the larger Stansted airport, 33 miles away from their planned destination, ahead of Saturday’s match against the Hammers.
London City is seen as the ideal place to land for a match at West Ham, with the airstrip close to the London Stadium on the east side of the city.
Guardiola’s team had a slightly longer journey to their hotel by bus as a consequence of the issue as they look to register a third consecutive victory for the first time this season.