Former Ireland international Jim Beglin has released a statement on Twitter this afternoon after accidentally referring to Manchester City's stadium as the "Emptyhad" today.
'You can hear the annoyance around the Emptyhad because...the Etihad because...'
I have the greatest respect for Manchester City Football Club. In no way was my verbal error today intended to cause City fans any offence.
— Jim Beglin (@jimbeglin) January 15, 2022
"It’s nice to to score, it was important as it was the only one. We knew if we won, we would make the gap bigger.
"We have been in this situation before, things can change and momentum can change. The team was focused on what we could do today.
(In terms of the goal) I got away from N'Golo Kante at the right time, I was looking at the space and they were dropping off, I found the angle and it worked perfectly.
"It’s always difficult against them they are tight defensively, know what they are doing and you have to be patient. We played the game we needed to play and did what we had to do.
"They can be very dangerous, it was a very hard game, people on both sides coming back from COVID and not much training."
City are now 13 points clear atop the Premier League.