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Pep snubbed Fabregas for getting Fernandinho sent-off

EPL By: Olakunle Brown | 04/12/2016

Manchester City Pep Guardiola blatantly refused to shake the hands of his Spanish compatriot Cesc Fabregas following the Chelsea midfielder’s involvement in getting Brazilian Fernandinho red carded during a brawl in the closing stages of the premier league match at the Etihad yesterday.  

Chelsea stretched their unbeaten run to eight consecutive matches courtesy goals by Eden Hazard, Willian, and Diego Costa while Gary Cahill scored an own goal with the final result standing at 3-1 in favour of the visitors.

It was the first meeting between Pep Guardiola and Italian Antonio Conte and it proved to be a great game of football with both managers in their animated best at the touchline.

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With the at 3-1 and frustration ringing out from the home crowd and City players – Sergio Aguero launched a high foot challenge on David Luiz who was lucky not to suffer a leg break and the Argentine saw red for his disappointing outburst of unsportsmanlike conduct.

But during the scuffle that followed after the Aguero tackle Fernandinho was seen holding Fabregas by the throat and pushing him back on two separate occasions and he also got his marching orders from the referee but from the video replay it was seen that the Spaniard had slapped him which provoked the Brazilian into his action.

Consequently, it means both players will miss at least three matches if the English FA doesn’t decide to extend the ban but for manager Pep Guardiola he doesn’t find any of it funny as both players will miss games against Leicester City, Watford, and Arsenal.

Guardiola obviously showed his anger towards Fabregas as he shook the hands of both Manchester City and Chelsea players after the game but turned the other way as Fabregas reached out to him.

Chelsea are now firmly top of the premier league log with 34 points while Manchester City dropped to fourth with 30 points – Liverpool and cut the Blues lead to just one with a win this afternoon against Bournemouth.   

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