Guardiola: It was a penalty

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Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday to postpone their coronation as new Premier League champions.

Chelsea came from a goal down to win the game, but City players and coaches have since been aggrieved over an incident involving Kurt Zouma and Raheem Sterling in the penalty box.

Sterling fell in the Chelsea penalty box after slight entanglement with the Chelsea defender, but the referee didn’t deem it enough to be a penalty.

Speaking in his post-match press conference, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted that it was a penalty.

“It’s a penalty. It’s a penalty, that’s all,” Pep Guardiola awkwardly told Sky Sports after the match.

He continued, “It happened, it’s football, it happened,” he said. “We will try next time to score our penalty, and that’s all so.

“For the opinion of the official, and Anthony [Taylor], they know it, and that’s all,” he continued.

“That’s all I can say is that sometimes we make mistakes. Maybe they believe they don’t make a mistake. I saw it on the TV, and it was a penalty.”

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