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Pep Guardiola Becomes The First Premier League Manager To Be Shown A Yellow Card

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Pep Guardiola Becomes The First Premier League Manager To Be Shown A Yellow Card

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is the first Premier League manager to receive a yellow card after complaining about a Joe Gomez challenge in the Community Shield.

The 48-year-old was visibly fuming with the actions of Liverpool's centre-back just before the half-time whistle.

But he was soon silenced when referee Martin Atkinson brandished a yellow.

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Guardiola has broken many of records during his time as Manchester City manager but he might want to forget about this one.

The FA introduced yellow and red cards for managers in the EFL and cup games from the 2018/19 season, with cards being shown for behaviour-related-incidents on the touchline.

It was originally trialled last season in the Football League, National League, FA Cup, EFL Cup and EFL Trophy.

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But now the rule has now been applied for top flight bosses.

"Managers and coaches will have to be on their best behaviour and set a good example as they can now be shown yellow and red cards for misconduct." a Premier League statement read.

"Any team official deemed guilty of an offence can be cautioned or sent off.

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"And if the offender cannot be identified, the card will be shown to the senior coach in the technical area, usually the manager or head coach, as the person responsible for the other team officials.

"An experiment with this approach has been successful and revealed benefits at all levels, including for young referees dealing with difficult adult coaches."

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Topics: Manchester City, Community Shield, Liverpool, Football News, Football, Pep Guardiola

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