I regret starting Iheanacho against Burnley – Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has admitted he made a mistake not starting Sergio Aguero and David Silva, in their 2-1 win over Burnley on Monday night.

Guardiola picked Kelechi Iheanacho upfront in place of Aguero, as City struggled to beat Sean Dykes’ team. The two players were eventually introduced from the bench, with Aguero scoring the crucial second goal for City.

“Sure it was a big mistake, you are right,” Guardiola said when asked during his post-match interview, if he regretted leaving the pair on the bench. City were reduced to 10 men in the second half, after Fernandinho picked up his third red card of the season and it was a decision that left Guardiola baffled.

“We will accept. Like I said before, the team with more ball possession we have always sending off. I have to understand the rules here in England. I know you are specialist but I have to understand it,” he said.

“Of course yes. Around the world our keeper in the box is fouled, not here. I have to understand that. Claudio Bravo is fouled.”

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