Pep Guardiola refuses to address Walker red card after Manchester City draw...

Pep Guardiola refuses to address Walker red card after Manchester City draw with Everton


Pep Guardiola refused to talk about a red card shown to Kyle Walker during Manchester City’s 1-1 draw with Everton on Tuesday morning.

An 82nd minute goal from Raheem Sterling was needed to rescue a point for the Sky Blues, after Wayne Rooney put Ronald Koeman’s side ahead with his 200th Premier League goal.

City’s chances in the match were hampered by Walker’s dismissal on the stroke of half-time after receiving two quick yellow cards, yet in his post match press conference, Guardiola was reluctant to voice his true opinion on the matter.

“No, you cannot ask…next question please,” he told reporters.

“I’m not going to talk [about] the referees, please…it’s so clear, so I don’t want to talk with the referee.”

Despite having one less player for most of the contest (until Morgan Schneiderlin also saw red), City created more than double the amount of shots on goal as the Toffees and Guardiola still saw some positives in the result.

“We made absolutely everything to win – with 11 and 10 for 65-70 minutes. Everton are a Europa League team (with) top quality players,” he added.

“I prefer to win the game but we were not able and there’s nothing to say. It was quite similar to a lot of games last season.

“I’m sad because you want to start good at home but I don’t have any regrets. We created chances again. They had one on target, they scored a goal. We created a lot but were not able to do it.

“It’s just the second game and we’re improving.”