PEP GUARDIOLA fired a hilarious dig towards Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.
Sky SportsPep Guardiola made a joke about Mikel Arteta in his post match interview with Sky[/caption]
Sky SportsHe was asked about the referee’s decision to not play advantage when Jack Grealish was through on goal[/caption]
GettyErling Haaland did not hide his thoughts on the decision[/caption]
PAMikel Arteta famously lost his cool in a post-match interview after Newcastle’s win over Arsenal[/caption]
Haaland fumed at the decision and after the game left the pitch in an X-rated blast.
These emotions were seemingly also felt by Guardiola.
However, the Spaniard managed to keep a better lid on his emotions before even taking a jokey swipe at former assistant Arteta.
Asked about Hooper’s call at the end of the game, he said: “question.”
He then pulled a smirk, before adding: “I will not do a Mikel Arteta [style] comment.”
In early November, Arsenal boss Arteta famously lost his rag after Anthony Gordon’s match-winning goal for Newcastle was allowed to stand amid a catalogue of controversial decisions.
In that post match rant Arteta had labelled the refereeing a “disgrace”.
He softened his view ahead of his side’s win at Wolves on Saturday – and he will find soon whether he will face any punishment for his damning comments.
On City’s Spurs case, Guardiola said: “Apparently it’s different when youthe image.
“The referee wants to whistle then wave play on and after the pass whistle so this is what I don’t understand.
“Anyway, it was an important game which is the most important thing and it’s a pity because I felt with the Liverpool game and today that we put in an incredible performance in all departments.
“It is a pity [to not win] but football is like life, sometimes you don’t get what you deserve.”
It is now three draws in a row for Guardiola’s outfit, with the run now leaving them three points adrift of Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Liverpool also sit a point above City.