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Pep Guardiola reveals Erling Haaland warning after crimson card scare

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Pep Guardiola confessed that he needed to warn Erling Haaland to maintain his composure throughout Manchester Metropolis’s 1-1 draw with Everton.

Haaland was proven a yellow card within the first half for a lunge on Everton’s Vitaliy Mykolenko which many followers argued may have been a straight crimson, whereas he additionally caught James Tarkowski within the face as he tried to protect the ball.

The Norway striker appeared to have been pissed off by an earlier problem from Ben Godfrey and Guardiola instructed taking part in for Metropolis means Haaland should get use to being given little or no safety.

“It was a [deserved] yellow card for Haaland. He was a bit indignant for the primary motion on his ankle [by Godfrey]. I informed him to watch out as a result of we are able to’t play 10 in opposition to 11 and he reacted properly,” the boss defined.

“We’re Manchester Metropolis. We’ve to do our greatest however I do know what occurred. Towards Leeds, three or 4 fouls on Jack Grealish and nothing occurred.

Erling Haaland tussled with Ben Godfrey all afternoon

Erling Haaland tussled with Ben Godfrey all afternoon / OLI SCARFF/GettyImages

“I don’t desire a relationship with the referees. I don’t need to be there within the conferences. I don’t care. They do their job, it’s tremendous.”

Haaland took his Premier League return to 21 objectives – sufficient to win the Golden Boot in no fewer than 5 earlier seasons – however Metropolis have been left pissed off as a surprising strike from Demarai Grey noticed them held to a draw.

Guardiola’s aspect enter 2023 seven factors behind Arsenal within the title race however could have the possibility to shut that hole once they face the Gunners in February.

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