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Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard Condemn Manchester City star for harsh tweet
"Cheap shot"

"I don't like to see that. It's a cheap shot."

Manchester City visited the Amex Stadium to play Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

It may only be the opening weekend of the Premier League season, but Pep Guardiola's side showed why they are favourites for the title. They recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory over the newly promoted team thanks to a goal from Sergio Aguero and an unfortunate own-goal by Lewis Dunk.

Dunk challenged Gabriel Jesus after the ball was crossed into the box and slammed it beyond his own goalkeeper.

Dunk would not have wanted to mark his top flight debut with an own-goal for his hometown club, and sympathy was in short supply amongst Brighton's opposition.

Benjamin Mendy, who joined City from Monaco during the summer, missed Saturday's game with a thigh injury, but found Dunk's misfortune to be pretty funny.

The French full-back tweeted "Bullet header" when the Dunk turned the ball past his own 'keeper...

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Mendy was right, as it actually was a bullet header, but Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard found his tweet to be in poor taste.

The BT Sport pundits felt Mendy was wrong to publicly mock another player's error, as a time will come during the season when he makes a big mistake of his own.

You can watch the pair discuss Mendy's tweet here:

Tony Cascarino on the SportsJOE Live couch and Rory Best answer questions.

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