‘Come on guys, he is the nicest particular person I’ve ever met’: Pep Guardiola defends Sergio Aguero as Man Metropolis striker goes unpunished after accosting assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis as he disputes a throw-in throughout win over Arsenal
- Manchester Metropolis’s Sergio Aguero disputed a throw-in with Sian Massey-Ellis
- Because the striker walked previous Massey-Ellis he grabbed her on the shoulder
- Aguero went unpunished regardless of guidelines coming in 2016 defending officers
- Pep Guardiola defended his participant when requested concerning the incident after the sport
Sergio Aguero went unpunished on his Premier League return on Saturday night time after grabbing assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis on the shoulder through the 1-Zero win in opposition to Arsenal.
The Manchester Metropolis ahead was arguing a throw-in resolution given to Arsenal when he put his hand on her shoulder.
Pep Guardiola defended Aguero, insisting the striker’s motion was clearly not aggressive. The Metropolis boss stated: ‘Come on guys, Sergio is the nicest particular person I’ve met in my life. Search for issues in different conditions, not on this one.’
Sergio Aguero complained to assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis over a throw-in resolution
Aguero was maybe lucky to flee unpunished after he grabbed her shoulder
Although Guardiola leapt to the defence of his participant, Ian Wright, talking on Match of the Day was much less impressed, and branded Aguero’s actions ‘pointless’ and ‘patronising’.
Aguero was actually taking an opportunity. Chris Foy, the previous Premier League referee, stated: ‘The important thing phrases are “aggressive” and “confrontational.” The legal guidelines state, “it’s commonplace for gamers to come back into contact with officers.
‘So long as that is accomplished courteously and never in an aggressive or confrontational method there isn’t any requirement for a referee to take motion”.’
Massey-Ellis was the topic of sexist jibes which value presenters Andy Grey and Richard Keys their jobs at Sky Sports activities in 2011.
Raheem Sterling believes Metropolis’s efficiency benefited from the return of Aguero.
Guardiola leapt to Aguero’s defence, claiming the Argentine is the ‘nicest particular person’ he is ever met
The England winger has needed to play as a false 9 this season with Aguero and Gabriel Jesus lacking however the Argentine’s first motion since injuring his knee in June gave Metropolis a greater form.
‘To have an out-and-out striker to hyperlink up with was actually good once more,’ stated Sterling, who missed England’s current internationals to relaxation a hamstring criticism.
‘At occasions within the first half, me and Sergio obtained within the pockets effectively. It was an necessary end result for us. We have now dropped factors early on and wanted to kickstart our season.’
The win was a reduction for Guardiola who noticed his aspect crushed 5-2 by Leicester of their final residence sport.
‘The need to win was spectacular in opposition to a crew like Arsenal which have all the pieces to be a contender to win the league,’ he stated.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was aggrieved VAR didn’t have a look at a excessive boot from Kyle Walker as he cleared a nook. ‘I requested for the ref to observe it again,’ he stated. ‘I don’t assume they checked it and I’m dissatisfied with that.’
The match was Aguero’s first of the season for Manchester Metropolis following an harm lay-off
Sky Sports activities pundit Micah Richards stated the incident ‘did not look good’ on his former team-mate
In Sky Sport’s post-match protection, Aguero’s former team-mate Micah Richards stated the incident ‘did not look good.
He stated: ‘He did not must do it actually. You must respect the officers. I believe she offers with the scenario rather well.
‘He’ll know higher. I do not assume we have to go excessive on it however he should not be touching the officers, it would not look good.’