Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Guardiola ‘sorry’ as City benefit from lack of VAR at Swansea

Guardiola ‘sorry’ as City benefit from lack of VAR at Swansea

It was in the 69th minute when Pep Guardiola's side made the breakthrough, as Bernardo Silva struck home with an angled left-footer to give City hope.

But United were unable to match their city rivals, slipping to a 2-1 defeat at Wolves to hand interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a second consecutive defeat.

Sergio Aguero swooped late to edge an FA Cup thriller at Swansea City in Manchester City's favour on Saturday.

The City pressure intensified and Aguero had the final word in the 88th minute with a stooping header to complete a stunning fightback.

City had levelled in contentious circumstances too when Cameron Carter-Vickers was judged to have tripped replacement Raheem Sterling in the area and Aguero's penalty hit the post before rebounding in off Nordfeldt for an own goal.

Secondly, if it's a penalty or offside like the people say then I'm sorry.

Aguero had the last laugh, however, when he headed his 28th goal of the season in all competitions, although he appeared to be offside and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system was not being used in the match to the dismay of the Swansea fans.

'We deserved to win the game by far - but to win in that way, I'm sorry'.

Ironically Swansea had access to the system in the quarter-finals a year ago - while still in the Premier League.

"Sometimes it's centimetres and they spend three minutes on VAR looking at it, imagine taking the decision in one second during the game. The performance was one to be very proud of".

Let us know in the comments. "To try to achieve the same is much, much harder now but we will try step by step".

In the early game on Saturday Andre Gray came off the bench to fire Watford into last four with a late victor in their 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.

But they were silenced temporarily when Etienne Capoue slotted Watford ahead in the first half to put the hosts ahead.

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