Guardiola Is Adamant That Laporte Is Not To Blame For Manchester City’s Loss Against Palace

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Pep Guardiola declined to blame the champions’ second defeat of the season on Aymeric Laporte’s red card and Gabriel Jesus’s VAR-adjudged offside goal.

Wilfried Zaha was the star of the show in Palace’s first away win, scoring the opener and forcing Laporte to wrestle him to the ground as the last man in the first half. Andre Marriner sent Laporte out, and Bernardo Silva was cautioned for chopping him down as a result of Zaha’s devilishness.

Guardiola said of Laporte’s dismissal and Jesus’s cancelled effort: “It could be a yellow card, could be red it depends on the decision of the referee. The goal disallowed – I didn’t see it but I imagine the linesman said offside but we didn’t lose for that.

“We conceded the first goal and after that we work really well but then had to play 10 against 11. We need to do everything right but the players show character.”

source : Guardian sport

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