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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hit with two-game touchline ban from UEFA

Guardiola hit with two-game ban
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is hit with a two-match touchline ban for his conduct against Liverpool in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been issued with a two-match touchline ban from UEFA following his conduct during his team's Champions League quarter-final clash against Liverpool in April.

The Spaniard was sent to the stands during the second leg of their final eight contest at the Etihad Stadium, which ended in a 2-1 victory for the Reds.

Guardiola confronted the referee on the half-time whistle after he disallowed Leroy Sane's goal just before the first 45 minutes came to a close.

UEFA has announced that the former Barcelona boss will serve a two-match ban, with one of the games being deferred for a year, which means that the City manager will not be in the dugout for his team's first group match in next season's tournament.

Meanwhile, the European governing body has fined Liverpool £17,567 for various incidents, including causing damage to City's team bus prior to the first leg at Anfield, setting off fireworks and lighting fireworks during the semi-final second leg against Roma.


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2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
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13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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