Pep Guardiola and Sergio Aguero in touchline bust-up after Man City ace taken off vs Spurs

Pep Guardiola and Sergio Aguero in touchline bust-up after Man City ace taken off vs Spurs

Aguero was taken off after 66 minutes to be replaced by Gabriel Jesus.

But Manchester City manager Guardiola and the Argentine striker fumed at each other as Aguero made his way to sit down on the bench.

The Catalan coach may have taken an issue with Aguero for not going off the pitch at the nearest point of exit, instead opting to walk directly across to the substitutes’ bench.

Guardiola stopped the 31-year-old while he on his way to sit down, putting his hand on the player’s chest to stop him walking away.

And City assistant manager Mikel Arteta had to intervene and split the pair as a heated Guardiola made his point.

But Guardiola continued to vent his frustrations even after Aguero had taken his seat with the Catalan coach not at all happy with the player.

Manchester City drew 2-2 against Tottenham after twice being pegged back despite goals from Raheem Sterling and Aguero.

Erik Lamela brought Spurs levelled in the first half before a Lucas Moura header once again restored parity after the break following Aguero’s effort.

It looked as though substitute Jesus had produced a stoppage-time winner for the hosts, only for the goal to be cancelled out.

The ball struck the hand of centre-back Aymeric Laporte in the build-up to Jesus’ strike and was subsequently ruled out after referee Michael Oliver was consulted by VAR.

Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville claimed that Guardiola turned round to look at Aguero after Jesus’ late winner.

The live match footage then showed the pair hugging and in conversation shortly afterwards, with Guardiola smiling before he learned Jesus’ goal had been ruled out.

The draw saw reigning Premier League champions fall two points behind title rivals Liverpool in what is expected to be another closely-contested title race this term.

City had won all of their last 15 Premier League matches before this weekend after thrashing West Ham 5-0 on the opening weekend.

But on a curious evening at the Etihad, in which a Kevin de Bruyne-inspired City were much the better side but could not secure victory, City were left frustrated.

They will hope to bounce back against Bournemouth next Sunday (2pm).

Published at Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:13:00 +0000