Pep Guardiola says 'It's Anfield' when asked about disallowed City goal 3 months ago

Pep Guardiola says 'It's Anfield' when asked about disallowed City goal

Guardiola was unhappy at City's goal being disallowed.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hit out at VAR after his side were denied what would have been an opening goal against Liverpool on Sunday.

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City went to Anfield with the last remaining unbeaten record of the season in the Premier League but lost to Mo Salah's neatly taken second-half strike.

Prior to that, Phil Foden looked to have given City the lead, squeezing in an effort from a tight angle. Referee Anthony Taylor was called to review the incident by VAR, then ruled it out for a foul by Erling Haaland on Fabinho in the buildup.

Guardiola was visibly angered by the decision on the touchline and, asked by beIN Sport what he thought of the incident, replied:

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"It's Anfield. It's Anfield."

"Do you know how many fouls there were in the game? Do you know how many? A lot. It's one more.

"With the other ones it's play on, play on and play on but this one, not play on. I know the reason why, we scored a goal. That's why.

"Listen, it's done. We lost because we made a mistake. Tight games and the decisions... tight games are different. We could not score, we had the chances, played with incredible personality from the back and making transitions because of their quality and that's all."

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The only goal came 15 minutes from full-time. Alisson collected a ball then pumped a ball downfield, where Salah's impeccable touch deceived Joao Cancelo. The Egyptian clean through on goal, he kept his head to slot the ball past Ederson.

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