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Man City Fans Can't Believe Matt Phillips Wasn't Sent Off For This Shocking Tackle

Josh Lawless

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Man City Fans Can't Believe Matt Phillips Wasn't Sent Off For This Shocking Tackle

Pep Guardiola has been demanding more protection for the players after seeing his City side fall victim to some shambolic challenges in recent times.

He was incensed over the horror tackle from Cardiff City defender Joe Bennett on Leroy Sane on Sunday, with the German ruled out for around six or seven weeks - and former Villa man Bennett somehow avoiding a red card.

And a repeat scenario occurred in City's 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday night, as Brahim Diaz was chopped down by a knee-high tackle from Matt Phillips late in the second half.

Image: PA
Image: PA

For the second game running, the 18-year old youngster was brought on as a substitute and hacked down by an opponent.

Bennett went in on him late on in Sunday's match, earning a second yellow in the process. Just a few days later, he was clattered by another ill-timed tackle.

Some of these two-footed tackles were better than Phillips' on Diaz:

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Somehow, Bobby Madley only brandished a yellow card - and his decision to do so angered Manchester City fans on social media:

Phillips' teammate James McClean also produced a shocker on Kevin De Bruyne just before the Belgian's seventh goal of the season, while the officials also failed to spot an apparent stamp from Fernandinho on Grzegorz Krychowiak.

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Brahim Diaz, Football, West Bromwich Albion, Premier League, West Brom

Josh Lawless
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