Manchester City Fans Lose Banter Chant Battle Against Nottingham Forest Fans

Manchester City Fans Lose Banter Chant Battle Against Nottingham Forest Fans

Elijah Odetokun
February 20, 2023 at 12:30 PM
  • Manchester City and Nottingham Forest played out a 1-1 draw on Saturday
  • The fans of the two league clubs got into a chant battle at the City Ground
  • The draw derailed City's title push and allowed Arsenal a return to the top

Manchester City moved to the top of the Premier League table after their 3-1 victory over Arsenal on Wednesday, but a 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest helped the Gunners, who beat Aston Villa 4-2 regain the top spot.

Pep Guardiola's men wasted chances, with striker, Erling Haaland missing two glorious opportunities to increase their lead after Bernardo Silva had put the Citizens ahead, before Chris Wood pegged them back in the 84th minute.

Nottingham Forest, Manchester City, City Ground.
Nottingham Forest fans told Manchester City fans they won't be alive to see their team win a European trophy. Photos by Julian Finney/Richard Sellers.
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Forest fans win chant battle

As reported by France 24, Nottingham Forest are two-time UEFA Champions League winners, having won it when it was called European Cup in the 1978/79 and 1979/80 seasons, while City lost their only final to Chelsea in 2021, as reported by BBC Sports.

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The Trees have taunted clubs without a European trophy this season - their first in the Premier League in 23 years - and it was the turn of Manchester City at the weekend.

The Forest fans chanted 'European champion, you'll never sing that' at City fans and they responded with 'European champions, you weren't even born.'

However, Nottingham fans gave a knockout back to the Citizens by chanting back 'European champion, you won't be alive'.

Guardiola blames attackers for draw

Sports Brief also reported on Pep Guardiola blaming City attackers for their draw against Nottingham Forest, which dealt a blow to their title chances.

The Spanish manager claimed the Citizens drew because they did not score enough, sending a direct message to the attackers.

Summer signing and Norwegian marksman, Haaland missed two glorious chances during the encounter.

Guardiola threatens to quit City

Guardiola extended his City contract by two years until June 2025 during the 2022 FIFA World Cup break, but he may not see out the contract.

As reported by Sports Brief, Guardiola said he would quit if some things don't go right, including being capture the Champions League for the club.

"I am here to motivate the team. I want to be here otherwise I would have not signed a new contract earlier this season but if I lose the team, I lose something. I can not be here," he was quoted as saying.
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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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