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Man City boss Guardiola: Sterling could've told ref

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was pleased with their 6-0 rout of Shakhtar Donetsk.

The only frustration for Guardiola was City still are yet to qualify from their Champions League group.

He said, "Unfortunately we haven't qualified, but we are so close and will try to maintain this level.

"Tonight we are going to not think about Sunday's derby because of the first defeat by Lyon and then conceded a goal against Hoffenheim

"The fact it's not done will make sure we will focus on the competition.

"The day after tomorrow we will focus on United."

On the first penalty decision, which was awarded despite the fact Raheem Sterling tripped up after kicking the turf, Guardiola admits he was disappointed.

"We realised it wasn't a penalty. {After being asked if Sterling could have told the referee] Raheem could have told the referee. We don't like to score in that situation.

"You know VAR and what it is - the referee must be helped because they don't want to make mistakes.

"The game is so fast these days. It takes 10 seconds for somebody to say something to the referee.

"[Would you tell a player to pass the ball to the keeper?] A coach would never say that. But I'm young, I will learn."

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