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The strange thing Pep Guardiola did after his side took the lead against Arsenal

The City boss was not happy despite his side taking the lead

Manchester City took a firm grip on the their fifth Premier League title in six years as they blew away rivals Arsenal 4-1 at the Etihad stadium.

Coming into the game five points behind the Gunners but with two games in hand, they were the better side throughout and Mikel Arteta’s side were somewhat fortunate to head into the break only 2-0 down.

A much closer second half followed, despite Arsenal rarely testing Ederson, but the damage had been done and they headed back to north London with their tails between their legs, well beaten, and with the Premier League now out of their hands.

But some eagle-eyed viewers have spotted the bizarre thing Pep Guardiola did just after his side had taken the lead.

Pep’s argument with… his goalkeeper?

It seemed an odd thing to pick out in the wake of a goal in which the goalkeeper had nothing to do with, but Guardiola was spotted fuming with Ederson just after De Bruyne had found the back of the net.

In case you needed reminding, a long ball from John Stones was bought out of the sky by Erling Haaland, who fed De Bruyne inside the centre circle.

But, as eagle-eyed fans spotted, Pep wasted no time celebrating, instead pulling his Brazilian shot-stopper over for a not so quiet word, to the point where the fourth official felt the need to step in.

It evidently worked, with City running out comfortable winners and Ederson having very little to do aside from pick the ball out of his own net late on.


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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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