‘Walk on people, he’s the best person I’ve ever met’: Pep Guardiola defends Sergio Aguero as Man City striker assistant referee after convicting Sian Massey-Ellis as he wins over Arsenal During rejects the throw-in.
- Sergio Aguero of Manchester City has a throwback feud with Sian Massey-Ellis
- As the striker followed behind Massey-Ellis, he grabbed him on the shoulder
- Aguero remains unaffected despite the safety of officers arriving in 2016
- Pep Guardiola defends his player when asked about the post-game incident
Sergio Aguero was taken aback at his Premier League comeback by holding assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis to the shoulder during a 1-0 win against Arsenal on Saturday night.
The Manchester City forward was arguing a throw-in decision given to Arsenal when he placed a hand on his shoulder.
Pep Guardiola defended Aguero, insisting that the striker’s action was clearly not aggressive. The City Boss said: ‘Come on guys, Sergio is the best person I have met in my life. Look for problems in other situations, not in it. ‘
Sergio Aguero complains to assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis on throw-in decision
Aguro was probably lucky to have survived untimely after grabbing his shoulder
But Aguero was certainly taking a chance. Former Premier League referee Chris Foy said: ‘The key words are “aggressive” and “confrontational”. The law states, “It is not uncommon for players to come into contact with officials.
‘As long as this is done politely and not done aggressively or confrontationally, there is no need for the referee to take action.’
Massey-Ellis was the subject of sexist jibes, with presenters Andy Gray and Richard Keyes doing their jobs at Sky Sports in 2011.
Rahim Sterling believes Cigui’s performance benefited from Aguero’s return.
Guardiola leaps to protect Aguero, Argentina claims to be the ‘best man’ he has ever met
The England winger had to play as a false nine this season due to the disappearance of Aguero and Gabriel Jesus but Argentina’s first action since injuring his knee in June gave City a better shape.
Sterling missed England’s recent international matches to overcome a hamstring complaint.
‘I and Sergio got pocketed well many times in the first half. This was an important result for us. We have dropped points early and we need to kickstart our season. ‘
The win was a relief for Guardiola who beat Leicester 5–2 in their last home game.
“The desire to win was impressive against a team like Arsenal, who have everything to be contenders to win the league,” he said.
Arsenal owner Mikel Arteta was angry VAR did not see a high boot of Kyle Walker as he cleaned a corner. ‘I asked for the referee to check it back,’ he said. “I don’t think they investigated it and I’m disappointed by it.”
The match was Agüero’s first season for Manchester City after an injury lay-off
Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards said the incident ‘did not look good’ on his former teammate.
In the post-match coverage of Sky Sport, Aguero’s former teammate Micah Richards said the incident was not good.
He said: ‘He didn’t really need to do that. You have to respect the authorities. I think she deals with the situation really well.
‘He would know better. I don’t think we need to go over the top on this but it shouldn’t touch the authorities, it doesn’t look good. ‘