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Pep Guardiola Seems To Concede Premier League Title After Defeat To Manchester United

Pep Guardiola Seems To Concede Premier League Title After Defeat To Manchester United
By Michael Bolton Updated
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola didn't hold back as his side lost further ground in the title race in their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United.

In a game where Manchester City were far from their best, they took the lead through Jack Grealish's header, after a brilliant cross from Kevin De Bruyne.

However, the controversial moment in the game came through Manchester United's equaliser. Marcus Rashford was put through on goal but was offside.

However, while he didn't touch the ball, he continued his run and left it for Bruno Fernandes, who slotted it past Ederson, with City furious over the decision to let the goal stand.

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Just two minutes later, Rashford scored the winning goal in a crushing blow to Guardiola's side's chances of retaining their title.

Guardiola Sour After Defeat.

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If losing to their biggest rivals wasn't enough, the implications for today's defeat could be massive.

Erik Ten Hag's side are now only a point behind Manchester City, with Arsenal now five points ahead with a game in hand.

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While it's only at the halfway point of the season, Pep Guardiola's post game comments appeared rather deflated after today's defeat.

Manchester City haven't been at their best, put have shown in previous seasons they can comeback from bigger margins to win the Premier League.

However, reflecting on today's game, Guardiola explained why Fernandes' goal shouldn't have stood, and gave a bleak assessment of the title race.

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I congratulate the team, and I'm proud to come here and play with this personality, they rund behind us and punish us in the transitions. Rashford was offside, Bruno Fernandes no. Rashford intervene or not, distract our keeper and distract our central defenders. I know where we play.

We missed our threat up front, our players were a little bit disconnected. Our full-backs were a bit too close to our wingers, but we make a fantastic game.

I don't care about the Premier League and the Carabao Cup, we cannot win. We won a lot, so it's not a problem."

Of course, it would be no surprise to see Manchester City lift the title in May, but they clearly are not at their ruthless best.

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