“Come on, guys, this is the nicest person I’ve ever met”: Pep Guardiola defends Sergio Aguero, as the Man City striker goes unpunished after exposing assistant referee Sian Massi-Ellis, when he challenges the throw-in during the victory over “Arsenal” “
- Manchester City player Sergio Aguero denies throwing in with Sian Massi-Ellis
- As the assailant passed Massie-Ellis, he grabbed her by the shoulder
- Aguero went unpunished, despite the rules that protected officials in 2016
- When asked about the incident after the game, Pep Guardiola defended his player
Sergio Aguero went unpunished on his return to the Premier League on Saturday night, grabbing assistant referee Sian Massi-Ellis by the shoulder during a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
The Manchester City forward was discussing the throw-in decision given to Arsenal when he put his hand on her shoulder.
Pep Guardiola defended Aguero, insisting that the striker’s actions were clearly not aggressive. The city boss said, “Come on, guys, Sergio is the best person I’ve ever met. Look for problems in situations other than this one.”
Sergio Aguero complained about assistant referee Sian Massi-Ellis because of the decision to throw
Aguero may have been lucky enough to escape with impunity after he grabbed her shoulder
But Aguero, of course, took a risk. Chris Foy, a former Premier League referee, said: “The key words are“ aggressive ”and“ confrontational. ”The law states:“ It is not uncommon for players to come into contact with officials.
“As long as this is done politely, not aggressively or confrontationally, the judge does not require action.”
Messi-Ellis was the subject of sexist jumps that cost presenters Andy Gray and Richard Keys a job at Sky Sports in 2011.
Rahim Sterling believes that City’s performance benefited from the return of Aguero.
Guardiola jumped to Aguero’s defense, claiming that the Argentine is the “best man” he has ever met
The English winger had to play as a fake nine this season, when Aguero and Gabriel Jesus are absent, but the first action of the Argentine since the knee injury in June gave City a better shape.
“It was really good to create a striker who would leave the team,” said Sterling, who missed England’s last Anglicans to satisfy his chin complaint.
‘Sometimes in the first half Sergio and I got into our pockets well. It was an important result for us. We dropped our points early and we needed to start our season ”.
The victory was a relief for Guardiola, who saw his side beaten by Leicester with a score of 5: 2 in the last home game.
“The desire to win impressed a team like Arsenal, which has everything to become a contender to win the league,” he said.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was injured. VAR didn’t look at Kyle Walker’s high shoe as he cleaned the corner. “I asked the clerk to look,” he said. “I don’t think they checked it out, and I’m disappointed with it.”
This match was the first of the season Aguero for “Manchester City” after the release from injury
Sky Sports expert Mika Richards said the incident “didn’t look good” on his former teammate
In a post-Sky coverage match, Aguero’s former teammate Mika Richards said the incident “did not look good.
He said: “He didn’t really have to do it. You have to respect the officials. I think she’s doing really well.
– He will know better. I don’t think we need to move on to that, but it shouldn’t affect officials, it doesn’t look good. ‘