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12th Nov 2018

Pep Guardiola asked to explain comments about referee made before Manchester derby

Pep Guardiola has landed himself in hot water after making comments about referee Anthony Taylor ahead of Sunday's Manchester derby

Reuben Pinder

Guardiola could face a fine

Pep Guardiola faces the possibility of being fined by the FA for comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor ahead of the Sunday’s Manchester derby.

Manchester City won the game 3-1, with minimal refereeing controversy, but before the game took place, Guardiola made comments about Taylor that have landed him in hot water.

The City boss said: “He is going to try to do the best job like we try to as managers and football players. Mr Taylor is going to try to have a good game.

“The important thing is to focus on our game and, of course, knowing which opponent we are going to face and that is all. Hopefully he can make good decisions for both sides and it will a good game.

“All England and all Europe is going to watch us. That is the most important pleasure.”