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Sport Pep: Aguero willing to apologise to Massey-Ellis

14:10  24 october  2020
14:10  24 october  2020 Source:   skysports.com

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'If she felt bad, he would apologise without a problem': Pep Guardiola doubles down in defence of Sergio Aguero is still coming under fire for his actions towards Sian Massey - Ellis Massey - Ellis responded calmly and no further action has since been taken The Man City forward initially complained to Massey - Ellis over a throw-in decision for Arsenal.

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero would apologise to Sian Massey-Ellis if the official "felt bad" about the striker touching her shoulder.

Aguero came under fire after the incident, which took place during City's 1-0 home win over Arsenal, but the match officials did not believe any formal action was required.

Guardiola played the situation down last week and said: "Sergio is the nicest person I ever met in my life. Look for problems in other situations not in this one."

The City manager has continued to defend his player this week, reiterating that Aguero had no bad intentions and saying this type of contact is common place in football.

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 Agüero's neck grip excites football England The Argentine attacker from Manchester City touches an assistant referee in their win against Arsenal - and gets away with it. © Provided by sport1.de Agüero's neck grip excites football England The clash between Manchester City and Arsenal was a rather unspectacular affair. Nevertheless, the day after the 1-0 success of the Citizens there was heated discussion of a scene.

But Aguero will not be punished retrospectively after the FA revealed no formal action was required. Last night, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was unhappy to be even asked about Aguero 's actions and Massey - Ellis , 35, is one of football's most high-profile female match officials and has been

After being thrashed 4-0 by Everton, Man City boss Pep Guardiola told reporters that defeats will help the team grow stronger.

Sergio Aguero, Sian Massey-Ellis standing on a court © Getty Sergio Aguero, Sian Massey-Ellis

Guardiola also likened the situation to City midfielder Bernardo Silva being banned for one-match last year after posting a controversial tweet about team-mate Benjamin Mendy.

"I know perfectly, it's like Bernardo and what he had with Mendy," Guardiola said.

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Sergio Aguero in a blue shirt: Sergio Aguero celebrates his equaliser against Porto © Getty Sergio Aguero celebrates his equaliser against Porto

"They are brothers and he was suspended. All the people looking from outside judge, I know the intention from Sergio. Sergio put his hands in a normal way like he does many times to me, on or off the pitch or when I hug him, when there is a substitution or when sometimes he touches the referee as well or an opponent.

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"If I'd seen some aggression, maybe. I think it was normal as I know him perfectly. He's been a huge star in the world but he's humble, nicest people I've met. What is important is his intention and his intention was normal, to talk to her in a normal way, it was not a bad word, it was just normal.

"I didn't speak to Sergio about this but I'm pretty sure if she felt bad he will apologise without a problem. It is the same what happened with Bernardo, I know him perfectly well and it was a joke and this was a normal situation."

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis and Sergio Aguero of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on October 17, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) © Michael Regan/Getty Images MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis and Sergio Aguero of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on October 17, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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 Guardiola: © Supplied by Sofoot A warned Sergio is worth two. Top scorer in Manchester City history (254 pawns), Sergio Agüero will end his contract next June with the Skyblues . While an extension would be in the pipes, his trainer Pep Guardiola made it clear in comments relayed by Reuters that the paper was not yet signed: "Sergio must now show, like all of us, that he deserve to continue here, to continue to play well, to score goals and to win games, and after that the club and I will decide.

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Soccer Football - Champions League - Group C - Manchester City v FC Porto - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - October 21, 2020 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reacts Pool via REUTERS/Tim Keeton © REUTERS/Tim Keeton Soccer Football - Champions League - Group C - Manchester City v FC Porto - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - October 21, 2020 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reacts Pool via REUTERS/Tim Keeton

Guardiola will be without the injured Fernandinho, Gabriel Jesus and Benjamin Mendy for the trip to the London Stadium, while Kevin De Bruyne, Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Ake all face late fitness tests.

The Spaniard is now fearful of further injuries amid a run of seven fixtures in 22 days before the next international break.

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Daniel Sturridge is currently a free agent after his Trabzonspor contract was terminated shortly before being banned from football worldwide for four months for breaching betting rules. Pep Guardiola is currently short of striking options, with Sergio Aguero picking up another injury, this time to his hamstring, during the 1-1 draw at West Ham at the weekend, while Gabriel Jesus remains sidelined with a thigh problem suffered at Wolves.

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