Man City boss explains Haaland touchline incident after substitution
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Pep Guardiola stated post-game that referee Craig Pawson was responsible for Haaland’s ire.

Man City boss Pep Guardiola was pumped after the crucial three points against Wolves in the Premier League. Meanwhile, the Spaniard substituted Haaland during the game and the Norway striker was not happy with him.

Haaland is now sitting at the top of the standings in the race for Golden Boot. He scored four goals to extend his lead. Man City are now ahead in the title race against Arsenal. They just have to win their remaining games.

There are some reports that Haaland was not happy when he was substituted in the second half. Pep had done this many times to give Haaland some rest for upcoming games.

Pep Guardiola stated post-game that referee Craig Pawson was responsible for Haaland’s ire. He explained: “There were a lot of long balls into the channels where he won the position and was being pulled by the opponent and it was never [given as] a foul.

“When he’s level with the shoulders I can understand but sometimes he won the position and was being pulled.

“He went down and sometimes it was no foul. It happens every game a lot of times. He was just a bit frustrated for these actions but I can guarantee how happy he was today.”

Meanwhile, City boss praised Haaland for bouncing back to his best. He said, “Today he did it and against Nottingham Forest as well. He was injured [before].

“He is so tall, so to return to top form, you need time. It’s not like Jeremy [Doku] or Phil [Foden] or Julian [Alvarez], they can be ready [quicker].

“I’m so happy for his performance and the exceptional goals he scored. Penalties as well, because we know how sometimes it is not easy. I’m really pleased for him.”

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