“Come on, guys, he’s the best man I’ve ever met”: Pep Guardiola defends Sergio Aguero as Man City striker goes unpunished after acquitting assistant referee Sian Massi-Ellis as he challenges a time of victory over Arsenal
- Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero has challenged the insertion with Sian Massi-Ellis
- As the assailant passed Massi-Ellis, he grabbed her shoulder
- Aguero went unpunished despite the rules coming in 2016 that protect officials
- Pep Guardiola defended his player when asked about the incident after the match
Sergio Aguero went unpunished on his return to the Premier League on Saturday night after catching assistant Sian Massi-Ellis on his shoulder during the 1-0 victory against Arsenal.
The Manchester City striker is arguing over a throw-in decision given to Arsenal when he put his hand on her shoulder.
Pep Guardiola defended Aguero, insisting that the striker’s action was clearly not aggressive. The City Chief said, “Come on, boys, Sergio is the best man I’ve ever met. Look for problems in situations other than this one. ‘
Sergio Aguero complained to assistant referee Sian Massi-Ellis over a decision to throw
Aguero may have been lucky enough to escape with impunity after grabbing her shoulder
But Aguero was certainly taking a risk. Chris Foy, a former Premier League referee, said: “The key words are ‘aggressive’ and ‘confrontational’. The law states: “It is not uncommon for players to come into contact with officials.
“As long as this is done politely and not in an aggressive or confrontational manner, there is no requirement for the judge to take action.” “
Massey-Ellis was the subject of sexist jeeps that cost presenters Andy Gray and Richard Keys their work at Sky Sports in 2011.
Rahim Stirling believes that City’s performance benefited from Aguero’s return.
Guardiola jumped in defense of Aguero, claiming that the Argentine is the “best man” he has ever met
The English winger had to play as a false nine this season, with Aguero and Gabriel Jesus missing, but the Argentine’s first action after a knee injury in June gave City a better form.
“Having an outgoing striker to contact was really good again,” said Stirling, who missed England’s recent internationals to respond to the complaint.
“Sometimes in the first half Sergio and I went well in our pockets. This was an important result for us. We dropped out early and had to start our season. ‘
The victory was a relief for Guardiola, who saw that his team was defeated 5: 2 by Leicester in their last home game.
“The desire to win was impressive against a team like Arsenal, which has everything to be a contender to win the league,” he said.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was upset. “I asked for a referee to watch him,” he said. “I don’t think they checked it out and I’m disappointed.”
The match was the first of the season for Aguero for Manchester City after a reduction of injury
Sky Sports student Mika Richards says the incident “does not look good” on his former teammate
In a post-match coverage of Sky Sport, former Aguero teammate Mika Richards said the incident “does not look good.
He said: “He didn’t really need to do it. You have to respect the officials. I think she’s doing really well.
“He’ll know better.” I don’t think we should overcome it, but it shouldn’t touch the officials, it doesn’t look good.