Guardiola blames Anfield for Milner avoiding red card in Liverpool draw

Pep Guardiola believes James Milner escaped a card during Liverpool and Manchester City's 2-2 draw on Sunday because they were at Anfield.

City twice came from behind to secure a point on Merseyside, having gone a goal down when Sadio Mane broke the deadlock early in the second half.

Phil Foden cancelled that opener out by equalising shortly after, before Mohamed Salah conjured up a piece of magic to restore the Reds' lead.

However, five minutes later Kevin de Bruyne smashed the ball home from just inside the box to ensure Guardiola's men left with a share of the spoils.

Moments before Salah's goal, Milner was extremely fortunate to avoid a second yellow card when he brought down Bernardo Silva as the City ace attempted to break on a counter-attack.

Somehow the foul went unpunished, and Guardiola couldn't contain his anger on the touchline, gesturing furiously and shouting at fourth official Mike Dean.

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After the draw, the City manager bemoaned referee Paul Tierney's decision and suggested one of his players would have been sent off in a similar situation.

"It's a yellow card. It's a yellow card. It's clear. It's Anfield, it's Old Trafford. In our situation a City player is sent off," he said.

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"It's too much clear. It was a second yellow."

Guardiola then added: "It is what it is. The result is the result and we cannot change it. I know how difficult it is against these players and this manager.

"Every time it is incredible challenge for us. The way we played at Stamford Bridge, in Paris and today shows we are a great team.

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"When we lose the way we play in Paris [against Paris St-Germain] and draw today it is good.

"I pray we continue and players come back from their national teams safe."

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