Pep Guardiola: Man City Boss Angrily Tells Fan to Come and Coach During Win Over Newcastle, Video

Pep Guardiola: Man City Boss Angrily Tells Fan to Come and Coach During Win Over Newcastle, Video

Elijah Odetokun
updated at August 20, 2023 at 6:41 AM
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  • Manchester City beat Newcastle United 1-0 in their second game of the season
  • It was their first win without captain Kevin De Bruyne after surgery on his hamstring
  • Pep Guardiola had a moment with a fan in the latter stages of the game

Pep Guardiola had an interesting touchline antic with a fan during Manchester City's game against Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City continued their winning start to their Premier League defence with a 1-0 win over Newcastle United, dealing a first loss to the Magpies.

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Pep Guardiola reacts during Manchester City's 1-0 win over Newcastle United. Photo by Michael Regan.
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The Citizens started the game without captain Kevin De Bruyne, who would be out for 3-4 months after surgery on a hamstring injury he suffered in the opening game against Burnley.

Argentinian forward Julian Alvarez, who took KDB's place in the team, scored the only goal of the game with a brilliant strike in the 31st minute, and it was enough to see out the win.

The win helped City maintain a perfect record, only better on goal difference by Brighton, ahead of their trip to Bramall Lane next week to take on Sheffield.

Guardiola's angry moment with a fan

City boss Pep Guardiola had a moment with a fan in the 81st minute when a fan appeared to be shouting orders at the manager. Guardiola responded by telling the fan to come and take his place and coach the team if he knew better.

The fan did not take the manager's anger seriously and was seen laughing hysterically, but the team was able to see out the win over Eddie Howe's men.

Guardiola later clarified the incident during his post-match conference with Football on TNT, detailing precisely what transpired between the two.

"He said to me, 'make a substitution!' So I said... 'come sit here, you do it!'" he said, laughing it off.

Guardiola's furious exchange with Haaland

Sports Brief reported on Pep Guardiola's furious exchange with Erling Haaland during the half-time of Manchester City's 3-0 win over Burnley in the season's opening game.

The Spaniard boss explained the incident resulted from the Norwegian striker venting frustration at his teammate Bernardo Silva for not playing him in a promising position.

Haaland reiterated the story and affirmed he was happy with his manager's antics, as it exemplifies the fighting spirit in the team.

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