Pep Guardiola Aims Hilarious Dig at Mikel Arteta After 3-3 Draw With Tottenham

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May 8, 2023
Controversial refereeing decisions again dominated the conversation in Manchester City's dramatic 3-3 draw against Tottenham Hotspur.

It is was thriller of a clash at Etihad as Tottenham refused to bow to their more dominant rivals. Two goals from Tottenham captain Son Heung-Min for both sides in the 6th and 9th minute set the stage for an interesting finish.


Manchester City took the lead twice after then with Phil Foden and Jack Grealish's goals but Tottenham pegged them back twice with goals from Lol Celso and Kulusevski.

The match ended on a 3-3 draw but was marred with officiating blunders which raised eyebrows.

After Kulusevski scored a stoppage-time equaliser in the 90th minute, Manchester City quickly picked up the game with grit searching for their 4th goal and a winner.

While City were on the attack, Erling Haaland was fouled in the build-up but it was thought the center-referee Simon Hooper will allow Manchester City play on as they had the advantage with possession and were rapidly progressing in Tottenham's half.

Shockingly, Hooper pulled back the game for the foul on Erling Haaland with just a minute of stoppage-time time left.

Erling Haaland was obviously furious with Hoopers' decision. He was seen remonstrating at Hooper in protest of the decision. The Norwegian sensation left the game with pent-up emotions after the final whistle.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was equally furious with the decision. As usual, it was thought Guardiola will let out his grievances in high-pitched and emotion-laddened tones in post match press conference but the reverse was the case.

Cutting a relaxed figure in front of the journalist and allowing a smirk break through his cheeks, Guardiola kept it cool reacting to Simon Hooper's gaffe.

When asked of his take on Simon Hooper's decision to pull back the game for a foul on Haaland, Guardiola gave a blunt reply. He said, "next..," asking the journalist to move to the next question.

He then aimed a slight dig at his former assistant Mikel Arteta with a smile, saying , "I will not do a Mikel Arteta comment."

We reported earlier Mikel Arteta has been indicted by FA for his Newcastle post match press conference rant. Arteta lost his cool on center-referee Stuart Attwell for allowing Anthony Gordon's controversial winner against Arsenal.

The Spaniard described the decision as a 'disgrace' and is now facing a touchline ban or fine by the FA. Pep Guardiola deliberately avoided the prying eyes of the FA by his satiric allusion to the Arsenal boss.

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Apr 15, 2020
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