Pep Guardiola couldn’t believe James Milner wasn’t sent off during Manchester City’s draw at Liverpool, arguing one of his players would have been given a red for the same offences.
Having already picked up a yellow in the first half, Milner would’ve been sweating when his dangling leg took Bernardo Silva out on 72 minutes.
Paul Tierney’s decision not to give Milner a second yellow incensed Guardiola, who suggested the referee was influenced by the fact the match was held at Anfield.
“It’s a yellow card, Guardiola told Sky Sports.
“It’s a yellow card. It’s so clear, but it’s Anfield, it’s Old Trafford… In this situation a City player would have been sent off, 100 per cent.
“It’s too much clear, their interpretation sometimes. But it’s a second yellow card.”
Tierney also decided to wave play on despite Milner clipping Phil Foden to the ground on 32 minutes.
Replays show the contact started outside the box but Foden fell over inside the box.
City dominated the first half with Foden forcing Alisson into action on two occasions while Kevin De Bruyne’s free header sailed wide of the Liverpool goal.
But Liverpool took the lead just shy of the hour with a neat finish from Sadio Mane. City hit back with Foden’s precise strike on 68 minutes.
Mohamed Salah’s incredible solo goal gave the Reds the lead again but De Bruyne’s curling effort saw the match finish 2-2.
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