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Gabriel Jesus ‘not happy’ with Pep Guardiola’s penalty decision in Liverpool draw



Mahrez pulled rank on Jesus (Picture: Jon Super/REX)
Gabriel Jesus admits he was unhappy to be blocked from taking Manchester City’s penalty against Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola wanted Riyad Mahrez to take the 85th minute spot kick, with the City forward telling Jesus to move aside.
Virgil van Dijk’s challenge on Leroy Sane gave City the chance to steal all three points, but Mahrez shot high over the bar.
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The game ended with both sides sharing the points and Jesus said after the result he was disappointed to be passed over.
‘Obviously I?m not happy,’ he said. ‘As with Riyad, I?ve been practicing. I would like to have taken it, I was confident, so I was not happy that they did not allow me. ‘However, it was important that we didn?t lose. Pep spoke with me.
Mahrez missed the target by some distance (Picture: Getty)
‘This is part of football, sometimes these things happen. I will support Riyad if the manager chooses him again.’
The stalemate at Anfield leaves City and Liverpool level at the top of the table, with Chelsea also on 20 points.
The penalty miss turned out to be a costly one for City, but Guardiola insisted it was his choice.
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