Man City star had his body pinched and scratched by Everton player. He had scratch marks on his body after the match

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Manchester City striker Erling Haaland had his body pinched and scratched by Everton defender Yerry Mina during Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park.

Images have emerged of Haaland’s body after the match with scratch marks clearly seen on his body.

Speaking about the incident after the game, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said: “He knows. Ask him. This is not physical, this is not mental.

“There are things that are not necessary to do that he does. This time with Aymeric, Jack, everybody. Ask him. Invite him to the press conference.”

When it was Sean Dyche’s turn to answer questions, the Everton boss insisted he didn’t know what Guardiola was alluding to.

“He [Guardiola] didn’t say anything to me,” the Everton boss explained.

“I didn’t know anything. Nothing was said from any of their bench to me. Every manager has an eye on these things and I wouldn’t question Guardiola.”