Guardiola empathy for dismissed Mane
PREMIER LEAGUE: Manchester City thrashed 10man Liverpool 5-0 in an eventful clash at the Etihad Stadium, where Reds forward Sadio Mane was controversially sent off in the first half.
Pep Guardiola had some sympathy with Mane, who was sent off in the 37th minute with Liverpool trailing to Sergio Aguero’s 24th-minute goal.
“The action is hard. I cannot think a player like Mane is going to make hard (contact) to the face so I think he followed the ball but the action is dangerous. I don’t know if it is red card or not,” said the City boss.
City took full advantage with Gabriel Jesus scoring twice and substitute Leroy Sane adding two of his own late on.