Guardiola gets FA warning following Liverpool outburst

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been warned following his touchline behaviour against Liverpool by the Football Association.

Guardiola reacted angrily to referee Anthony Taylor's decision not to award a foul.   -  Getty Images

Pep Guardiola has received a warning from the Football Association (FA) regarding his conduct in the technical area during Manchester City's 2-1 Premier League win over Liverpool.

Goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane either side of Roberto Firmino's second-half equaliser saw City cut the gap at the top of the table to four points in a highly-charged encounter.

Guardiola reacted angrily to referee Anthony Taylor's decision not to award a foul following a challenge by Firmino on Fernandinho in the build-up to a chance late in the game when Mohamed Salah almost levelled for Liverpool.

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He continued his protestations when Taylor came over to join a discussion between the City manager and fourth official Martin Atkinson.

The FA announced on Friday that Guardiola had accrued a stage one warning – his first such sanction of the season.

If a manager, coach or any other member of technical staff receives four such warnings they will receive a one-match ban.