ᑕ❶ᑐ Locker room push-pull: Behind the scenes of City revolt with referees after controversial United goal

According to ESPN, the Manchester City players had a tense moment with the referee in the tunnel to the Old Trafford locker room

The players of Manchester City surrounded the trio of referees in the tunnel leading to the dressing room at Old Trafford after Controversial 2-1 derby loss to Manchester Unitedaccording to sources declared to ESPN.

Citizen athletes were furious after Bruno Fernandes’ goal is validated and equalizes the derbyme after the assistant flagged Marcus Rashford offside in the offer.

The goal at first was disallowed but soon after it was upheld by referee Stuart Attwell as the Red Devils’ number 10 didn’t touch the ball before the Portuguese reached the net.

Guardiola argued after the final whistle that the move should have been disallowed and that Rashford had interfered in the move, which happened just four minutes before the striker himself scored the return goal and of United’s victory.

UN. the controversy led to a scuffle between City players and referees in the tunnel after the final whistle. Jack Grealish, who opened the scoring, was seen protesting with Attwell at the exit. These discussions continued on the way to the locker room.

“To be honest, it’s a joke that the 1st but it was granted. Rashford is clearly offside,” said defender Manuel Akanji. “He runs until the last second and only stops because Bruno is behind him. I understand that he does not touch the ball, but he runs 30 meters, he chases the ball and then The referee did not look at the situation.

« The referee didn’t say anything to me, but I spoke to the official and he said, ‘Did Rashford touch the ball?’ I said, ‘no, but he had been chasing him for a long time’. In this situation, the arbitrator must at least look at the situation and understand. The pressure probably got to him in the stadium. That’s why he decided to quit.

Akanji also hinted that there was a dispute in the tunnel after City players and the referee trio left the pitch.

“I was too late for that,” he said. “When I was there, it was almost over. I don’t know how it started or what the real reason was, but not everyone was in a good mood. »

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