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Manchester City boss Guardiola 'sorry' for win against Swansea with no VAR

Manchester City boss Guardiola 'sorry' for win against Swansea with no VAR

"We are in the dark ourselves over the non-use of VAR here and that it would only be used in Premier League stadiums", the spokesman told Press Association Sport.

"If it is not penalty, and it is offside like the people say, I'm sorry", Guardiola said. I don't like to win games when decisions are wrong.

Pep Guardiola's men looked to be heading out of the competition at the hands of second-tier opposition, but three goals in the final 21 minutes saw City come back from the brink, as Aguero - who appeared to be offside - nodded in the late clincher.

"We spoke at halftime that we need one goal and after we score one goal the rest will be easier", City manager Pep Guardiola said.

After the break, City were struggling to find a way back into the game and it was after the introduction of Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero from the bench that they started to threaten.

City still had plenty of firepower on the pitch but Swansea stood firm in the early stages and after Roberts was upended in the box Grimes stroked home his penalty with aplomb. "We had composure, shape, good running", said Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

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The Red Devils were handed a red card following a reckless challenge by Victor Lindelof on 83 minutes, but the Video Assistant Referee overturned decision and the defender was only handed a yellow card.

"They ask all the clubs about the VAR and all around Europe, the VAR is there and here it's not".

For a long time, the story of the game looked like it would be all about Celina, a player who joined Swansea from Manchester City and someone Guardiola knows all about.

"I don't like to win it this way, but at the same time if you see the game we played incredibly well".

In the end, Guardiola was left to sing the praises of Aguero, who had the final say in an exhilarating contest as he made up for lost time in dramatic fashion with his late victor.