Pep Guardiola sends message to Raheem Sterling after Manchester City’s derby win
- Updated: November 13, 2018
Manchester City star Raheem Sterling was seen showboating in the Manchester derby as City crushed Manchester United to a 3-1 win.
After the referee blew the final whistle, City manager Pep Guardiola was seen having a discussion with the England international.
In the post match press conference, Guardiola was asked about the incident and the former manager of Bayern Munich did not enjoy a few movements made by the former Liverpool winger against Manchester United on Sunday.
“I like a lot when he played. The best way to defend a result is to keep the ball, it’s the best and they did it. With Leroy (Sane) and Phil (Foden), they did it. In that situation with two, three minutes left, they controlled it absolutely,” Guardiola said in the post-match press conference.
“It’s not just the best way defending back because anything can happen. But he made some movements with the legs, which could be avoided. But he is young and he is going to improve.”
— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 11, 2018
David Silva scored the first goal of the match and gave the lead to City in the first half. After the start of the second half, Sergio Aguero punished United for their errors and scored the second goal. İlkay Gündoğan scored City’s third for Manchester City.
Anthony Martial converted from the spot kick to score his fifth consecutive goal in the Premier League for Manchester United.
The goal from Martial was far from sufficient as Jose Mourinho suffered a defeat at the Etihad for the first time since taking charge at Old Trafford two years ago.
With the latest derby result, Manchester City are currently leading the English Premier League table with 32 points after 12 games. Meanwhile, Manchester United are placed eight in the table with 12 points after 12 games, behind Bournemouth and Watford. The Red Devils are seven points off fourth-place Tottenham Hotspur.