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Manchester City equalised record, Guardiola 'angry at Rodri's behaviour' - voila! sport


Highlights: Manchester City beat Nottingham Forest 0-2 in their Premier League clash. Phil Foden and Erling Haaland scored in City's sixth consecutive win. Pep Guardiola is the first manager in Premier League history to do so twice. Rodri was sent off in the second half and will miss the next three games. The Spaniard strangled Morgan Gibbs-White and was given a straight red card. Guardiola said he is 'angry' at Rodri's behaviour and hopes he learns his lesson.

The treble recorded a sixth consecutive win since the start of the season, the midfielder was sent off and will not play against Arsenal: "Hope he has learned his lesson. I can get a ticket, he has to be careful."

Manchester City's 0-2 win over Nottingham Forest/Sport1

Manchester City will remain at the top of the Premier League for another week after their 0-2 win over Nottingham Forest. Phil Foden and Erling Haaland, of course, were the top scorers on the sidelines in their sixth consecutive win since the start of the season, making Pep Guardiola the first manager in Premier League history to do so twice, the others being Kevin Keegan at Newcastle (1994/95), Jose Mourinho at Chelsea (2005/06), Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea (2009/10) and Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool (2019/20).

Foden's first goal came after 46 passes that built the move that led to the talented Englishman's goal, thus becoming the second in league history with the most passes leading to a goal, 2 fewer than the 48 that led to Nasser Chudleigh's goal for Tottenham against Queens Park Rangers. Haaland also continued his form with his 8th Premier League goal this season, but the champions also have cause for concern ahead of the upcoming games.

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Rodri, one of the team's key players and arguably the best midfielder in the world, was sent off 27 seconds into the second half in what became the fastest red in a second half in the Premier League since the 2006/7 season. The Spaniard strangled Morgan Gibbs-White and, in fact, with the direct red he saw from the referee, ruled that he would not play in the League Cup against Newcastle, in the upcoming round against Wolves, but also would not be in the following round against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, in what could be one of the most crucial games this season for the Blues.

Guardiola addressed Rodri's suspension and spared no criticism of his midfielder: "I'm angry at his behaviour. I hope he learned his lesson. Rodri has control over himself and his emotions. I can get a yellow card, but Rodri is not allowed to get one. I can't play, he's a player and I have to keep his nerves inside and be careful. He's not the best midfielder in the world."

He also had reasons to rejoice. Guardiola and Foden/GettyImages

Fans of the English champions expressed their concern following Rodri's suspension from the next 3 games, writing on social media: "He is irreplaceable, with the disadvantage with Kevin De Bruyne there is no anchor in midfield."

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Source: walla

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