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04th Dec 2023

New footage of Haaland’s furious row with Lo Celso at full time emerges

Callum Boyle

Haaland could also be charged by the FA

Erling Haaland and Giovani Lo Celso were involved in a furious row at full-time of Manchester City’s draw against Spurs.

Dejan Kulusevski’s late header earned Ange Postecoglou’s side a point but there was controversy in the final stages of the game.

Despite being clipped, Haaland regained his balance and was able to send the ball over the top for Jack Grealish to run through on goal however referee Simon Hooper blew the whistle to pull the play back for a foul.

The decision angered everyone associated with the blue side of Manchester as they believed advantage should’ve been allowed to see if Grealush would go on and score the winner.

After the full-time whistle was blown, Haaland and Lo Celso clashed after the Man City forward appeared to snap at something that was said to him by Lo Celso.

Relevo on X: “El enfado de Haaland. ? ? Haaland da la mano a los árbitros y se marcha mosqueado tras la jugada polémica. ? Mientras se dirige al vestuario choca con Lo Celso y tienen un encontronazo. ? El jugador del City se marcha muy cabreado. ? @AlvarodeGrado https://t.co/91OrShCtHZ” / X (twitter.com)

Both had to be separated as a swarm of players and staff came together to pull them away from each other.

Haaland meanwhile could be facing disciplinary action from the FA for his criticism of referee Simon Hooper.

He took to social media to blast Hooper for the decision, sharing a clip of the crucial moment with a caption of “WTF.”

Erling Haaland on X: “Wtf” / X (twitter.com)

The Daily Star reports that this is likely to see Haaland hit with a misconduct charge by the FA. The FA has not yet announced any action against the City striker.

Whilst Haaland was clearly still pretty furious for a while after the game, his manager had managed to calm down by the time he spoke to reporters.

In his post-match interview, he said: “I don’t want to criticise them [officials]. On the touchline sometimes I lose my mind.

‌”It’s hard when you review the image, the referee decides to blow the whistle after he has already said to play on. I do not understand this action. It’s a pity. Sometimes football is like life, you do not get what you deserve.

“Even the referee – if he played for City today he would be disappointed for that action, that’s for sure.”