FA will take no action over Guardiola’s ‘sarcastic’ comments towards Michael Oliver – Mail

Man City down to 4th

Manchester City and Liverpool faced off on Sunday in a tie that could have huge implications on the 2019/20 Premier League title race.

The pair did not disappoint viewers, with City and Liverpool producing an enthralling clash.

Despite Man City dominating the opening exchanges, it would be Liverpool who took the lead at Anfield via a thunderbolt of a strike from midfield powerhouse Fabinho.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were quick to double their lead just seven minutes later through Mohamed Salah.

Sadio Mane then gave Liverpool a commanding three-goal lead just six minutes after the interval.

Bernardo Silva did pull one back for the Citizens in the 78th minute, but it was too little, too late.

As a result, Pep Guardiola’s side are now nine points adrift of table-topping Liverpool.

The Reds are also eight points clear of 2nd and 3rd placed Leicester and Chelsea.

Highlights: Liverpool 3-Man City 1

Guardiola to face no action

During the game, there were some fairly contentious VAR decisions that went against Manchester City.

Then, when proceedings drew to a close, Pep Guardiola, who appeared fairly irate, approached Michael Oliver and the two linesmen.

The Spaniard gave them a rather aggressive handshake, and what certainly appeared to be a sarcastic ‘thank you so much’.

Guardiola would later deny that his comments were sarcastic.

The Daily Mail have now reported that the City boss will face no action from the FA over his comments to Oliver after the Liverpool tie:

The FA will take no action over Pep Guardiola’s ‘sarcastic’ comments towards referee Michael Oliver and his assistants following Manchester City’s defeat by Liverpool at Anfield.

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