Pep Guardiola is enraged by Liverpool and Manchester United’s advantage following the Anfield tie.
In a 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, Liverpool and Manchester City were forced to share the points.
Pep Guardiola believes James Milner should have been sent off during Manchester City’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, but believes the Reds and Manchester United can get away with favourable refereeing decisions when they play at home. At Anfield, the points were eventually shared, and both clubs missed out on the chance to go into the international break as Premier League leaders.
In the first half, Liverpool struggled to get going, with City having the upper hand until the break.
The Reds, on the other hand, took the lead on the hour mark when Sadio Mane finished off a sweeping team play to put his side ahead.
Phil Foden pulled them back before Mohamed Salah restored Liverpool’s lead with a spectacular finish.
The hosts appeared to be on their way to winning all three points until Kevin de Bruyne’s late equalizer, which took a significant deflection on its way past Alisson Becker.
Liverpool were fortunate to finish the game with all 11 players on the field, with James Milner escaping a second booking after an unpunished foul on Foden.
After the game, Guardiola slammed the decision, arguing that if the shoe had been on the other foot, a City player would have been sent off for the identical challenge.
“A yellow card has been issued. A yellow card has been issued. It’s obvious, “Sky Sports quoted the Spaniard as saying.
“It’s Old Trafford, it’s Anfield. In our case, a City player is sent off 100 percent of the time.
“Their interpretation can be a little too apparent at times. It was a different shade of yellow.” The City manager went on to say that a point against Liverpool, the Premier League’s only team that has yet to lose this season, was enough for him.
“It is what it is, the outcome is the result, and there is nothing we can do about it,” Guardiola concluded.
“I’m well aware of how difficult it is to compete against these players and their manager. It’s an enormous challenge for us every time.
“We are a great team, as seen by our performances at Stamford Bridge, in Paris [against Paris Saint-Germain], and today.
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