Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
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Lack of VAR at Swansea surprises Guardiola after controversial Man City comeback

Lack of VAR at Swansea surprises Guardiola after controversial Man City comeback

Here's what Bernardo Silva had to say about the win!

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Sergio Aguero was then in an offside position when he scored the victor in the 88th minute, but the Video Assistant Referee was not in use as the game was not being played at a Premier League ground.

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Aguero then completed the turnaround at the end with a header despite appearing to stray offside and, had VAR been in use, their second and third goals arguably would have been disallowed.

The win saw City keep their hopes of winning a famous quadruple alive, though Guardiola is not getting carried away thinking about such achievements.

In reality, the Citizens more than deserved the win.

Manchester City's torrid form continues with the win, now sitting first in the Premier League table and having demolished Schalke 7-0 midweek to reach the Champions League quarterfinals.

"I'm sorry it was offside", Guardiola said afterwards of the victor.

Last season, City were embarrassed by League One Wigan in this competition in the fifth round and this was a game which had a similar feel from the early stages.

But a club spokesman said the Football Association told them that VAR would not be used at the Liberty Stadium, even though it was in operation at other quarter-final ties around the country.

City, fighting back from 2-0 down with 21 minutes to play, had levelled in contentious circumstances too when Swansea defender 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.

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