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    Gabriel Jesus "not happy" with Pep Guardiola for denied penalty against Liverpool


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    Gabriel Jesus has admitted that he is not happy with Pep Guardiola for preventing him from taking Manchester City's late penalty in their 0-0 draw at Anfield.

    Virgil van Dijk brought down Leroy Sane, providing the current Premier League champions with an opportunity to secure their first win at Anfield since 2003 from the spot.

    Jesus made it clear he wanted the penalty, but Guardiola passed on a message - via Benjamin Mendy - that he wanted Riyad Mahrez to take it.

    Mahrez, the £60m summer signing who had missed four of his previous seven efforts from 12-yards, skied the penalty, and the game finished goalless.

    Guardiola said after the game that he would apologise to Jesus, but the Brazilian told Sky Sports: "Obviously I'm not happy. As Riyad, I've been practising [penalties].

    "I would like to have taken it, I was confident, so I was not happy that they did not allow me. However, it was important that we didn't lose.

    "Pep spoke with me. This is part of football, sometimes these things happen. I will support Riyad if the manager chooses him again."

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