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Pep Guardiola sarcastically thanks match officials after Man City lose at Liverpool

Pep Guardiola was furious with the match officials following Man City's defeat at Liverpool
was livid with the match officials following Man City’s defeat at Liverpool (Picture: Sky Sports)

Pep Guardiola sarcastically thanked the match officials following Manchester City’s controversial Premier League defeat towards Liverpool.

The City supervisor was incensed after he noticed his facet denied two penalties throughout one other epic assembly between the 2 title chasing sides at Anfield.

Fabinho fired Liverpool into an early lead, lower than 30 seconds after City thought they need to have been awarded a spot kick when the ball ricocheted onto the hand of Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Mohamed Salah doubled the lead with a superb header following a pinpoint cross from Andy Robertson and Sadio Mane ensured three factors for Liverpool, nodding house at the far put up after one other sensible supply from out large, this time from Jordan Henderson six minutes after the re-start.

Bernardo Silva arrange a tense end, denying Liverpool their first clear sheet at house this season, with a crisp low shot from simply contained in the penalty space.

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Guardiola felt his facet have been denied one other penalty quickly after when the ball once more struck Alexander-Arnold on the hand following a Raheem Sterling cross.

VAR, nonetheless, dominated the Liverpool full-back was not at fault, sparking a hysterical response from the City supervisor on the sidelines.

After the ultimate whistle blew, Guardiola shook the hand of each participant on the pitch earlier than transferring in direction of the match officials and sarcastically thanked them for his or her efficiency.

On the incident that sparked a lot controversy within the first half, Alexander-Arnold stated: ‘There’s VAR. I believe it [the ball] might need hit my arm however it hit Bernardo Silva’s first. You have to hold on enjoying, they complained however it’s a must to carry on enjoying.

‘We’re on a very good run, we’re nonetheless unbeaten, at house now we have the benefit with the followers so each time we’re right here we wish to decide up the three factors we really feel we must always.

‘We picked up a lot last season to get to 97 points and it wasn’t sufficient and we all know now we have to do one thing related this time.

‘It was always going to be a feisty contest. It was just about desire at the end of the day because both teams wanted to win.’

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