Guardiola bemoans referee’s decisions in 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace

Sat 30 October 2021 | 21:02

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola bemoaned the referee’s decisions to send Aymeric Laporte off and disallow Gabriel Jesus’ goal after his side’s 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Wilfried Zaha


Conor Gallagher

secured a 2-0 win against the 10-man

Manchester City


Aymeric Laporte

gifted Wilfried Zaha an early goal and was then sent off just before the break for a foul on the same player.

Gabriel Jesus

thought he had scored the equalizer until VAR ruled it out for offside, with on-loan midfielder

Gallagher sealing

a 2-0 victory for

Crystal Palace


Speaking after the game,


revealed his frustration with the decisions made and claimed that his team played well for long spells.

"Many things went wrong,"


said to the


after the game.

"We conceded an early goal, played a good first half but at the same time there was the sending off and the interpretation from the referee.

"The fans were behind us but unfortunately the goal was disallowed. This afternoon, Jonny Evans with the same action got a yellow card. It is an interpretation from the referee. We made a mistake for the goal and the second one a yellow or red card it depends on the referee.

"It's VAR. I don't know the line. It was a yellow card in Leicester a red here. The referees are the bosses and they decide. The goal we conceded was our mistake."

source: SportMob

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