Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was furious at Erling Haaland after he conceded penalty duty to Ilkay Gundogan against Leeds.
- Gundogan was on a hat-trick
- Haaland let him take penalty but he missed
- Guardiola yelled at Norwegian forward
WHAT HAPPENED? City were 2-0 up and cruising at the Etihad on Saturday courtesy of a first-half brace from Gundogan. When the home side were awarded a penalty in the final 10 minutes, designated taker Haaland allowed the German midfielder to step up in order to complete his hat-trick.
Gundogan then uncharacteristically missed his spot-kick, leaving an exasperated Guardiola fuming at his star striker and clearly repeating the words “You have to take it!” while pointing at the player.
Speaking after the match, Gundogan said to BBC Match of the Day: “First he showed to Erling that he was quite mad about that and then also he had a go at me. It is what it is at the end.
“The moment Erling grabbed the ball, I was sure he was going to take it but he looked out for me. I checked with him a few times to make sure he was sure. He was certain to hand the ball to me.”
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The Catalan’s blood pressure will have risen even higher when Rodrigo snatched a late goal for the visitors barely a minute later, as City’s seemingly complete control looked at risk of evaporating. But Guardiola’s side held on for a vital three points, putting them four points clear at the Premier League summit and handing Sam Allardyce a painful defeat in his first match as Leeds boss.