After a painful 2-3 defeat at Etihad by Manchester United, a Sport analyst with the BBC, Alan Green, has said that the loss means Manchester City will not beat Liverpool in the UEFA champions league quarter final class on Tuesday.
Manchester City were beaten 3-2 by Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon.
Pep Guardiola’s side looked on course to be crowned Premier League champions after Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan found the net, reports Express.co.uk.
However, a Paul Pogba brace and Chris Smalling strike ultimately saw United respond.
It means Manchester City will go into their Champions League clash against Liverpool on a bum note, with Guardiola’s team 3-0 down.
And BBC Sport commentator Green thinks Liverpool will go through given City’s poor afternoon.
“Every single City fan would have thought that this couldn’t be anything other than a title-clinching night at half-time,” he said.
“City fans are in tears here, there’s no reason for that, they will win the title.
“But this could have serious repercussions for the Liverpool game on Tuesday.
“City players had their heads down as they traipsed off. Kevin de Bruyne looked inconsolable. They have got to lift themselves.
“At half time coming back against Liverpool looked achievable. Not it looks odds against.”
Guardiola, meanwhile, has called on his team to rally.
“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,” he said.
“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.”