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Google Maps Links Directly To The Etihad Stadium If You Search 'Empty Seats'

Google Maps Links Directly To The Etihad Stadium If You Search 'Empty Seats'

Manchester City fans won't be happy with Google after it's emerged that typing in 'empty seats' on Google Maps takes you straight to the Etihad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola's side are one of the best in English football but are regularly mocked for low attendances by rival fans.

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Many City fans are annoyed by the claims but it seems the popular search engine has been poking fun at them for some time.



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Image Credit: Google Maps
Image Credit: Google Maps

The Premier League champions' low attendance for games has even been brought up by their manager.

Guardiola criticised the turnout for City's 4-0 victory over Fulham in the FA Cup earlier this season and wanted more fans to urge the team on in crucial games.

"Today was not full - I don't know why," the City manager said per BBC Sport.

"It is a chance to come back to Wembley for three years in a row.

"Hopefully our fans can come, more people than today.

"Hopefully they can support us more and make an intelligent game to reach the final."

It's safe to say that City traveling fans were vocal at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night when they sealed a legendary win against Real Madrid.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

City ran out 2-1 winners in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie against the Spaniards.

Guardiola used an interesting tactical setup for the game, leaving key men Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling on the bench.

"More important is the way we played," he told The Independent.

"We tried to win the game and we did it in this stadium, but it's just the first part. If one team can overcome the situation with their experience, it's this club - but of course it's a good result. We could not score the previous two times away from home so it's a good one.

"They press so high, we saw it with the centre-backs and there was space outside [them]."

He also suggested that Madrid's aggressive approach allowed for Gabriel Jesus to attack down the wing.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"I watched the most amount of matches of Real Madrid and their defensive game was different," the 49-year-old stated.

"We played without a proper striker because of way they defend. They are so aggressive though the middle and when that happens you have make the pitch wide. We wanted to give diagonals as much as possible."

Guardiola will be hoping City fans are out in full force for the return leg in three weeks time.

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, reaction, Etihad Stadium, Football, Funny, Premier League

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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