November 30, 2023
Mauricio Pochettino
  • Mauricio Pochettino stormed onto the pitch
  • Was fuming at Anthony Taylor
  • Also apologised to Pep Guardiola


    Mauricio Pochettino stormed onto the pitch after the final whistle of the 4-4 draw with City on Sunday. The Argentine manager has explained that he believed Raheem Sterling could score on the counter-attack but Taylor instead blew his whistle, prompting Pochettino to both snub a handshake from opposite number Pep Guardiola and take his complaints up with the officiating team. For his protests, he was shown a yellow card, and also needed to be restrained by his coaching staff.

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The game featured a variety of controversial calls, as both sides scored penalties, and Chelsea came from behind to draw level on three separate occasions. Their final equaliser came through former City star Cole Palmer, who scored a spot-kick in the 95th-minute.

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Mauricio Pochettino apologised for his outburst after the game, saying: “I need to apologise to Anthony and the officials – in this moment, I felt Raheem could go through on goal.

“I deserve to be booked. I want to apologise to him also [Pep], I was focused on the action.”


The international break will give both sides a rest, but Chelsea will return to action with a trip to Newcastle, while City will host Liverpool.

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