MANCHESTER CITY goalkeeper Claudio Bravo should have been sent off in the Manchester derby, says Graeme Souness.
Pep Guardiola won his first derby 2-1 against Jose Mourinho‘s Manchester United with goals from Kevin De Bruyne (15) and Kelechi Iheanacho (36), while Zlatan Ibrahimovic pulled one back for the Red Devils.
Rooney looked up to see what the referee decided[/caption]
However Souness, 63, claimed that new City keeper Bravo should have been sent off after a bad tackle on Wayne Rooney.
He said, after the game, on Sky Sport: “He’s shown his studs, he’s off the ground. That was a sending off when I played.”
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Bravo was rapid to come out to recover a loose ball but steamed towards the ball with his studs showing, leaving Rooney on the ground clutching his leg.
Despite the incident, referee Mark Clattenburg waved to play on as a slight touch on the ball was enough for him not to show red.
Bravo made his debut in the most anticipated Manchester derby[/caption]
Guardiola signed Bravo this summer for £14million from Barcelona, which signalled the loan departure of Joe Hart to Serie A club Torino.