Fuming Guardiola blasts VAR on decision to deny them against Tottenham
Fuming Guardiola blasts VAR on decision to deny them against Tottenham

Fuming Guardiola blasts VAR on decision to deny them against Tottenham

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has hit out at the VAR decision that denied his team a win against Tottenham in an English Premier League match on Saturday evening. 

The defending champions thought they had stolen victory at the death with a third goal, but Gabriel Jesus's strike was ruled out after a VAR check with the teams tied at 2-2. 

Speaking after the match, a visibly angry Guardiola questioned the consistency of VAR use throughout the game and compared the events with other matches. 

"I thought we left that situation in Tottenham in the Champions League last season," he told Sky Sports.

"But it is the same. The referee and VAR disallow it. It's the second time [it's happened] - it's tough. It's honestly tough but it's the way it is," 

"It happened last week with Wolves and we saw for Chelsea on Wednesday - the keeper wasn't on his line - Adrian in the penalty shoot-out.

"They have to fix it. The whistle inside matches now isn't quite clear. But they believe it's hands with Llorente in the Champions League and sometimes they don't."

Match events

City started the match the better side, and were throughout, taking the lead from a fine Raheem Sterling header early in the first half. 

Spurs pulled level minutes later, after Erik Lamela's long-range low shot caught Ederson napping. Kun Aguero then gave the hosts the lead before half-time, but Lucas Moura's headed goal brought the visitors back in the game. 

Jesus then scored in stoppage time, but Aymeric Laporte was adjudged to have handled the ball in the build-up, with Michael Oliver blowing his whistle to cancel the goal after almost a minute. 

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