Pep Guardiola slams 'ridiculous' VAR for disallowing Erling Haaland goal

Pep Guardiola was left exasperated after Erling Haaland’s potential late winner was ruled out during Manchester City’s draw at Brighton.

City drew 1-1 at the Amex on Wednesday night, a result that sealed the home side’s place in the Europa League for next season.

Phil Foden opened the scoring for the Citizens before Julio Enciso’s speculator effort brought the match level, and from there the Seagulls dominated proceedings.

However, the Premier League champions hit back with just over 10 minutes remaining with star striker Haaland heading in what looked to be the winning goal from close range.

However, VAR advised referee Simon Hooper to review the goal on the pitch-side monitor and duly ruled it out after Haaland was adjudged to have pulled the shirt of defender Levi Colwill.

Guardiola was left furious and was subsequently booked for remonstrating with the fourth official, and he continued his protests after full-time, telling Sky Sports: ‘Watch it. Watch it, if it’s a fault, every action for Erling is a fault.

‘If it is a fault, there is 25 faults to every defender when they make a long ball. If it is a fault, every time it is fault.

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