Guardiola: A special day for United, which is a pity

Manchester City were denied the chance to seal the Premier League title in front of their own fans today, after their dramatic 3-2 loss to local rivals Manchester United at the Etihad.

Pep Guardiola’s side dominated the first-half and raced into a 2-0 lead via goals from captain Vincent Kompany and midfielder Ilkay Gündogan.

However, United were a different team in the second period and a well taken double from Paul Pogba and a Chris Smalling volley sealed a famous comeback for Jose Mourinho’s men.

Speaking to the BBC after the game City manager Guardiola admitted it was pity his team had allowed United to spoil their title party, but he also stated that his side had done everthing to win the game.

“A special day for United which is a pity. We did absolutely everything in the first half but then for 10-15 minutes we conceded goals. It is what it is.”

“But we move forward. We did everything in the first half, we played with courage and created so many chances. Some penalties in the first half, some in the second half but we have to improve.”

“We were not good enough in the end. The schedule is like this, that’s why this competition is so tough.”

“We will try to pick ourselves up for Liverpool, we are professionals.”

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