Sat 18 February 2023 | 20:02

Guardiola bemoans how City lost the top spot to Arsenal

Guardiola’s men wasted a host of opportunities and were punished for it by Nottingham, as they were held 1-1.

Guardiola’s men wasted golden chances in front of the Nottingham Forest and in the end drew 1-1, falling 2 points behind Arsenal.

Man City

, who witnessed Arsenal come back in spectacular fashion earlier in the day to go up top, had to defeat Nottingham in order to take back the top spot in the table. City looked set for a win with a wonderful strike from Bernardo Silva who put them 1-0 up.

However, the Citizens wasted a host of chances in the second half, including a particularly bad miss by Haaland, and were subsequently punished for it. Chris Wood managed to score late on in the game, denying Man City the three points.

"Congratulations to Nottingham for the point that they got,"

the City boss said.

"It was a brilliant performance, we played really good but we didn't score. We have to score and we didn't do it and that's why we dropped points.

"For the goal we could defend better, more energy but the way we played was brilliant.

"In the first half, it should be already be two- or three-zero, we conceded one shot on target and we dropped points. It's sad and disappointing but the way we played was really good."

Unlike Guardiola, Man City defender

Kyle Walker

was less forgiving of their performance.

"First and foremost, we go to the Emirates [where they beat Arsenal in midweek] and play the game we did and then come here, it [the performance] is unacceptable,"

 he said.

"If we want to compete with teams near the top, we need to win. We missed a few chances and we need to do better as a team.

"Sometimes it's football and sometimes it's emotion. Every game should be treated the same, like a cup final. What can I say other than it is unacceptable. We have to stick together as a group.

"The senior members of the team need to put our thoughts across. That is just not acceptable. We have to give credit to Nottingham Forest. They dug in and hung on. We have to do better."



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