Man metropolis gamers confront officers following defeat to Man Utd

Manchester metropolis gamers surrounded the officers inside the previous Trafford tunnel following their controversial derby defeat to Manchester United, sources have instructed ESPN.

metropolis have been left livid after Bruno Fernandes‘ equaliser was allowed to face regardless of Marcus Rashford straying into an offside place.

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The objective was initially dominated out by the linesman however was then awarded by referee Stuart Attwell as a end result of Rashford did not contact the ball earlier than Fernandes scored.

Pep Guardiola argued afterwards that the forward had interfered with play earlier than the objective, which bought here simply 4 minutes earlier than Rashford scored to seal United’s 2-1 win.

The controversy led to an indignant confrontation between gamers and officers inside the tunnel after the closing whistle. Jack Grealish, who opened the scoring for metropolis, was seen remonstrating with Attwell as they left the pitch and the arguments continued on the best method to the dressing rooms.

“To be reliable, the fundamental objective is a joke that it is allowed. Rashford is clearly offside so I performed him offside,” metropolis defender Manuel Akanji said. “He runs to the final second and solely stops as a end result of Bruno is coming in behind him.

“I understand he would not contact the ball however he runs for 30 metres, chasing the ball then he stops. The ref did not have a look on the state of affairs.

“The referee did not say something to me however I talked to the linesman and he said, ‘Did Rashford contact the ball?’ I said, ‘no however he is chasing the ball for a very very prolonged time.’

“In that state of affairs, the referee has to at the least have a look on the state of affairs and would possibly understand the state of affairs i am in and Kyle [Walker] on the completely different side.

“in all likelihood the stress bought to him inside the stadium. that is why he decided to let it go.”

Akanji additionally hinted on the confrontation inside the tunnel after metropolis gamers and the officers, collectively with Attwell, assistant referees Gary Beswick and Darren Cann as properly as to fourth official Robert Jones, left the pitch.

“I bought here actually late to it,” he said. “after i used to be there it was shut to the tip. i do not know the best method it started or what was the exact motive however everyone was not in a superb temper.”

metropolis boss Pep Guardiola weighed in by saying that Fernandes’ objective wouldn’t have stood had it not been scored at previous Trafford.

“Rashford is offside, Bruno simply isn’t offside, the question is interference,” Guardiola said. “When one participant from 18-yard discipline shoots and one participant is in entrance of the keeper however would not contact the ball, it is disallowed on a daily basis.

“The state of affairs and the selection is the referee’s, the VAR, our defenders make a line [for Rashford], if all of us are aware of it is Fernandes we do not make the highway, we adjust to the movement, and after the movement the interference for [Ederson].

“that is the selection on this stadium with the referee and the VAR. right here he said not intervene on this stadium. What are we to do? Are we going to make a criticism? No. It typically occurs on our side.

“the selection is that they did not think about Rashford was intervening on this stadium. that is previous Trafford, we now ought to play significantly elevated, like Anfield, we now ought to do elevated.”


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