Manchester Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola made use of his post-match media duties this night to direct jibes at not solely Liverpool, but additionally Manchester United.
De Bruyne clinches a degree
Guardiola and co. have been after all again in motion a short while in the past.
Amid an altogether hit-and-miss spell of kind, which had seen them observe up an important Premier League win over Chelsea with a disappointing defeat to PSG in midweek, the Sky Blues, this night, made the daunting journey to Anfield.
Metropolis have been little doubt totally conscious forward of kick-off that regardless of already slipping up versus the likes of Tottenham and Southampton over the early weeks of the season, a 3-point haul would information them into the worldwide break sitting fairly atop the English top-flight.
When all was mentioned and completed on Merseyside, although, finally, the Manchester giants have been pressured to accept a degree.
After Liverpool twice took the lead, courtesy of Sadio Mane and a Mohamed Salah Aim of the Season contender, Metropolis stood tall within the face of adversity, to degree issues up on each events.
— NBC Sports activities Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) October 3, 2021
First heading in the right direction for the guests was Phil Foden, excellent as soon as once more all through the 90 minutes on Sunday, earlier than Kevin De Bruyne’s deflected effort 10 minutes from time ensured that the spoils have been shared.
‘Manchester Metropolis participant would’ve been off’
As outlined above, nevertheless, regardless of his aspect’s altogether spectacular show of spirit and resilience, upon the ultimate whistle sounding at Anfield, Pep Guardiola was left none too glad.
This got here on account of a 2nd-half incident, which, controversially, noticed James Milner keep away from a crimson card.
Simply minutes earlier than Mo Salah put Liverpool again in entrance, Milner was responsible of scything down Bernardo Silva, because the Portuguese broke into the hosts’ half.
The incident appeared as clear-cut a yellow card as conceivable, but, upon reflection, referee Paul Tierney opted towards brandishing a 2nd reserving within the course of the stand-in Reds defender.
Pep Guardiola was in no way shy in making his disillusionment with the choice clear on the time, and refused to chunk his tongue post-match, too.
Chatting with the media within the aftermath of his aspect’s credible draw, the Spaniard made use of the chance to focus on his grievances with what he views as constantly beneficial selections going the way in which of the house aspect at not solely Anfield, but additionally Previous Trafford…
Pep Guardiola on James Milner:
“It’s a second yellow card. It’s a second yellow card. It’s too clear, nevertheless it’s Anfield, it’s Previous Trafford. On this scenario, the Manchester Metropolis participant would’ve been despatched off.” #awlive [sky]
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) October 3, 2021
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|7||West Ham United||6||5||11|
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|Vardy, Jamie||Leicester Metropolis||6|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||5|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United||4|
|Mane, Sadio||Liverpool FC||4|
|Maupay, Neal||Brighton & Hove Albion||4|
|Sarr, Ismaila||Watford FC||4|
|Townsend, Andros||Everton FC||3|
|Benrahma, Stated||West Ham United||3|
|Son, Heung Min||Tottenham Hotspur||3|
|Grey, Demarai||Everton FC||3|
|Ronaldo, Cristiano||Manchester United||3|
|Lukaku, Romelu||Chelsea FC||3|
|Calvert-Lewin, Dominic||Everton FC||3|
|Jota, Diogo||Liverpool FC||3|
|Hwang, Hee-chan||Wolverhampton Wanderers||3|
|Greenwood, Mason||Manchester United||3|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||2|
|Jesus, Gabriel||Manchester Metropolis||2|
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|Skipp, Oliver||Tottenham Hotspur||0||4|
|Pogba, Paul||Manchester United||0||3|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||0||3|
|Rice, Declan||West Ham United||0||3|
|Cooper, Liam||Leeds United||0||3|
|Norgaard, Christian||Brentford FC||0||3|
|Tarkowski, James||Burnley FC||0||3|
|Veltman, Joel||Brighton & Hove Albion||0||3|
|Brownhill, Josh||Burnley FC||0||3|
|Etebo, Oghenekaro||Watford FC||0||3|
|Djenepo, Moussa||Southampton FC||0||3|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||0||1|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United||0||2|
|Maupay, Neal||Brighton & Hove Albion||0||2|
|Jimenez, Raul||Wolverhampton Wanderers||0||2|
|Gallagher, Conor||Crystal Palace||0||2|
|Alonso, Marcos||Chelsea FC||0||2|
|Ward Prowse, James||Southampton FC||1||1|
|Pogba, Paul||Manchester United||7|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||4|
|Jesus, Gabriel||Manchester Metropolis||4|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||3|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||3|
|Saint-Maximin, Allan||Newcastle United||3|
|Kovacic, Mateo||Chelsea FC||3|
|Townsend, Andros||Everton FC||2|
|Benrahma, Stated||West Ham United||2|
|Ings, Danny||Aston Villa||2|
|Toney, Ivan||Brentford FC||2|
|Jimenez, Raul||Wolverhampton Wanderers||2|
|Bamford, Patrick||Leeds United||2|
|James, Reece||Chelsea FC||2|
|Azpilicueta, Cesar||Chelsea FC||2|
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|King, Joshua||Watford FC||2|
|Pereira, Ricardo||Leicester Metropolis||2|
|Alexander-Arnold, Trent||Liverpool FC||2|
|Rice, Declan||West Ham United||2|