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Guardiola and Sterling react after Chelsea win Man City.

FT: Man City 1-2 Chelsea


Pep Guardiola did not want to go into too much detail about what he thought about striker Sergio Aguero's Panenka penalty that was saved by Chelsea shotstopper Edouard Mendy.

Guardiola was disappointed with the loss to Chelsea [Sky Sports Screen Shot]
Guardiola was disappointed with the loss to Chelsea [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

The Cityzen's wait to be crowned 2020-21 Premier League champions continues after Marcos Alonso slammed home the winner for Chelsea at the Etihad.


Manchester City took the lead late in the first half as Sterling fired home a poorly-controlled ball by Sergio Aguero in the 44th minute.


Moments later, Pep Guardiola's side had a great chance to double their lead with a penalty after Billy Gilmour's brought down Gabriel Jesus.


However, Sergio Aguero stepped up to double the lead and opted for a Panenka, which was saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, leaving Pep Guardiola furious on the touchline.


Chelsea scored a well-deserved equaliser just after the hour mark as Ziyech fired home from outside the 18-yard box.


The visitors later scored twice in the second half but the strikes from Timo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi were cancelled as both players were offside.


The west London Blues continued to threaten late in the game and eventually, Alonso grabbed all three points during added time.


Guardiola was clearly not happy with the result and he told Sky Sports after the game: “It was a tight game, but in general we played really good. We miss our chance in the last minute of the first half with the penalty.


"They are a top side and we were playing better. We were in a good position but in the end, they score."


On Aguero's penalty, the Spaniard said: "It’s his decision. The taker makes his decision. He decided to take it his way, I've nothing to add."


Aguero looks on from the bench after Marco Alonso scores the winner at the Etihad [Sky Sports Screen Shot]
Aguero looks on from the bench after Marco Alonso scores the winner at the Etihad [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

On the late penalty decision, he replied: "It’s a penalty. That’s all. It happens, it’s football. We will try next time to score our penalty. That's all I can say. I saw on the TV it was a penalty.


"In 21 days we are going to face them again in the Champions League final. We will learn from that and get the points we need to be champions."


Man City winger Raheem Sterling bemoaned his side's missed chanced while speaking to Sky Sports.


He said: "It's a difficult one to take. We had chances to finish the game off and we got punished, simple as that."


On the late penalty decision, the England international said: "I couldn't get a shot off because he put his knee on the back of my hamstring. I don't know how it's not a penalty or reviewed properly. I thought VAR was here to help. but it wasn't meant to be.


"The referee said it had been checked and it wasn't a penalty, but it was a sure penalty."


On his goal, he replied: "It was good to get on the scoresheet. I thought it was the day we got over the line but we didn't finish our chances and against a team like Chelsea they punish you."




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