Pep Guardiola Reacts Furiously to Sterling’s Goal for Chelsea Against Manchester City

Pep Guardiola Reacts Furiously to Sterling’s Goal for Chelsea Against Manchester City

Elijah Odetokun
updated at February 18, 2024 at 8:11 AM
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  • Raheem Sterling put Chelsea ahead against Manchester City in the first half
  • It was the English winger’s second goal this season against his former club
  • Pep Guardiola was not impressed with how his team were caught out for the goal

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was unhappy with his team's defending of former player Raheem Sterling's goal for Chelsea in the first half.

Chelsea hit City on a quick counter, a beautiful exchange between former star Cole Palmer and Nicolas Jackson, who had missed a chance to give the Blues the lead, ended with Sterling and he converted.

Raheem Sterling, Ben Chilwell, Chelsea, Manchester City, Etihad Stadium.
Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring for Chelsea against Manchester City. Photo by Catherine Ivill.
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The Blues were in their element for most of the game, both in attack and in defence, and it looked like they would take all three points away from the Etihad Stadium.

Rodri rescued the home team in the 82nd minute after his strike deflected off Trevoh Chalobah into the net. The English defender was playing his first minutes this season after a long injury.

Guardiola furious after Sterling's goal

As spotted by Optus Sport, Guardiola was furious on the touchline as the Londoners went into halftime ahead and the win would prove vital if they held on.

The two sides played out a 4-4 draw in the first leg at Stamford Bridge, with both Palmer and Sterling getting in the scoresheet, with the 29-year-old per Squawka becoming the first former player to score home and away against the Citizens.

Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino disagreed on the game. The Chelsea boss was happy with his team standing toe-to-toe with City, while the Spanish boss said a sarcastic congratulations on his rivals’ comments.

City are two points behind Arsenal, four behind Liverpool in the title race but have a game at hand as they look to win their fourth consecutive Premier League title.

Haaland vents at TV cameras

Sports Brief reported on Erling Haaland venting at TV cameras after firing blank during City's 1-1 draw against Chelsea, evidence of a frustrating evening for him.

The Norwegian striker missed three big chances in the game. His rally of nine shots and an expected goal of 1.71 are his highest in any Premier League game without scoring.

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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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