Guardiola kicks against manner of City second goal against Shakhtar

Pep Guardiola calls for referee’s help after Raheem Sterling “trip”

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola appears to have kicked against the manner of his side’s second goal against Shakhtar Donetsk.

He has further suggested that he did not like the manner of the strike against the Ukrainians on Wednesday night.

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City got an award of a penalty when winger, Raheem Sterling went down inside the area.

But television replays showed that the attacker actually stubbed his foot into the ground.

And that is rather than any contact from the visiting side’s defender, Mykola Matviyenko.

The incident led to City going 2-0 up in a match which they ultimately won by a 6-0 scoreline.

And Guardiola has said that he wants match officials to get much more help in the future.

The Spanish gaffer told BT Sport: “We realized it was not a penalty, we do not like to score in that situation.

“You know VAR and what it is, the referee must receive help because they do not want to make mistakes.

“The game is so fast these days and it takes 10 seconds for somebody to say something to the referee.” He summed up.

City require one point from their final two fixtures in Group F to earn a place in the knockout stages.

Sterling anticipating stern Shakhtar, United tests

Manchester City forward, Raheem Sterling is allegedly anticipating totally stern tests from both Shakhtar Donestsk and Manchester United this week.

The Citizens are in line to play host to Shakhtar Donestsk in a Champions League group game on Wednesday night.

And after which will then welcome city rivals, Manchester United in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium next Sunday.

“The two matches against Shakhtar Donestsk and Manchester United are going to be really tough games for us,” Sterling said.

“I also feel very strongly that it is going to be a massive week ahead, that is starting with Shakhtar.

“That is the most important game, we need to try to win that and then go in to the derby.” The Briton stated.

Meanwhile, City were totally on fire against Southampton and all but wrapped up the match within the first 18 minutes.

Sterling has on his own part promised the supporters of the club more happy days as the 2018/19 season progresses.

The attacker hopes to give City faithful more reasons to chant his name after featuring in Sunday’s destruction of Southampton.

He maintained his great form by netting twice and assisting three more in a 6-1 triumph at the Etihad Stadium.

The England international in the process helped power the rigning champions back to the top of the Premier League standings.

And the crowd revelled in his blistering display while the 23-year-old has himself also not failed to acknowledge their praise.

Sterling said: “It was a great team performance today, the boys started really well and we were also fantastic without the ball.

“And not just with the ball, we needed to capitalize on Liverpool dropping points and we were brilliant at times.” The England international summed up.

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