‘Pep Guardiola was mad’ – Manchester City star

Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan has revealed Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was mad at him and Erling Haaland following the penalty incident in the 2-1 victory over Leeds United.

Manchester City was awarded a penalty in the 84th minute of the game against Leeds United with Manchester City leading 2-0.

Designated penalty taker Erling Haaland handed the ball to Gundogan to allow the City captain to complete what would have been a first career hattrick.

The German midfielder could only fire his penalty onto the post leaving Guardiola furious on the touchline, with his anger only growing after Rodrigo scored for Leeds less than sixty seconds later.

Though Manchester City held on to win Leeds United 2-1, Gundogan has revealed Guardiola was mad with him and Haaland about the incident.

“First he [Guardiola] showed to Erling that he was quite mad about that and then also he had a go at me,” Gundogan told BBC MOTD while explaining the penalty incident.

“It is what it is at the end. The moment Erling grabbed the ball, I was sure he was going to take it but he looked out for me. I checked with him a few times to make sure he was sure. He was certain to hand the ball to me.

“I was confident to score. I can’t even remember if the keeper saved it or it was the post? We should have scored a third. This is sometimes how it is that they go on the counter and score.

“Things can change, momentum can shift. But we dealt quite well with it and deserved the three points.”