Football benefits when two teams want to play – Guardiola’s praise for beaten Bristol City

Pep Guardiola hailed Bristol City’s tactics after Manchester City needed a stoppage-time header from Sergio Aguero to claim a 2-1 win in Tuesday’s EFL Cup semi-final first leg. The Championship side – who knocked out Manchester United in the last round – led at the interval thanks to a Bobby Reid penalty that the striker

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Guardiola addresses Mourinho´s tactical foul claims

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola maintains he has never instructed his player to persistently foul opponents. Guardiola’s Manchester United counterpart and old adversary Jose Mourinho soured the build-up to last weekend’s derby at Old Trafford by claiming City’s players of diving and using tactical fouls to cut out opposition attacks at source. The Football Association

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I can´t control myself – Guardiola regrets Redmond pep talk

Pep Guardiola regrets approaching Southampton winger Nathan Redmond after Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Southampton but is bemused by the Football Association (FA) asking for his observations on the incident. In the immediate aftermath of Premier League leaders City snatching the points through Raheem Sterling’s 96th-minute winner, Guardiola approached Redmond on the field and gesticulated

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