Darwin Nunez and Pep Guardiola Involved in Heated Exchange After Man City’s 1:1 Draw With Liverpool

Darwin Nunez and Pep Guardiola Involved in Heated Exchange After Man City’s 1:1 Draw With Liverpool

Elijah Odetokun
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Liverpool and Manchester City played a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium
  • Erling Haaland and Trent Alexander-Arnold got the goals for their teams
  • Darwin Nunez and Pep Guardiola confronted each other at full-time

Manchester City's 1-1 draw against Liverpool had a tempered ending as striker Darwin Nunez and manager Pep Guardiola confronted each other in a heated argument.

City and Liverpool battled it out at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League's first game after the international break, and the points were shared between the two sides.

Erling Haaland opened the scoring for the Citizens in the first half before English right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold silenced his critics with a brilliant equaliser in the second half.

Pep Guardiola, Darwin Nunez, Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Manchester City, Pep Ljinders.
Pep Guardiola and Darwin Nunez were separated by Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Manchester City. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt.
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Both teams had an opportunity to win it but wasted chances, particularly with Liverpool striker Nunez in his usual element of missing goal-scoring opportunities today.

Nunez, Guardiola involved in heated exchange

The backroom staff and players were involved in the traditional handshakes after the game; Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp exchanged pleasantries before an incident ensued.

As picked up by Optus Sport cameras, Nunez confronted Guardiola, and the two hurled words at each other.

Klopp moved away from the Uruguayan while his assistant Pep Ljinders pulled the City boss back.

It was unclear why the two went at each other, judging from no history between them, and per talkSPORT, Klopp and Guardiola exchanged pleasantries afterwards.

Haaland makes PL history

Sports Brief reported on Haaland making Premier League history with his goal for Man City in the first half of their 1-1 draw against rivals Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.

It was the Norwegian striker's 50th League goal, becoming the fastest player to achieve the feat in 48 games, 17 faster than next on the list - Andrew Cole.

Guardiola argues with Haaland

Sports Brief previously reported on Guardiola arguing with Erling Haaland after the final whistle in City's 3-0 derby win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The pair were involved in an animated conversation, which their gestures suggested was about the striker's header in the first half, which Andre Onana saved.

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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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