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Mourinho questions Sergio Aguero after Fellaini red card

Jose Mourinho has questioned the actions of Manchester City's Sergio Aguero after Marouane Fellaini was sent off during last night's Manchester derby.

The Argentinian forward fell to the ground after a supposed headbutt from the Belgian midfielder. Fellaini had been booked for a rash challenge just seconds earlier, but received a straight red card from referee Martin Atkinson after the incident with Aguero.

The game flared up the later stages after Fellaini was shown a red card Credit: PA Images

United managed to hold on with ten men to earn a goalless draw. United manager Jose Mourinho spoke about the incident in his post-match press conference.

I saw Aguero in the tunnel and no broken nose, no broken head, his face is nice as always. I'm not so sure, I think if Sergio doesn't go the floor, for sure it's not a red card.

– Jose Mourinho

Meanwhile City manager Pep Guardiola refused to criticise United's style of play.

City enjoyed much of the possession, especially in what became a one-sided second half. The Etihad Stadium briefly erupted in the dying stages of the game when substitute Gabriel Jesus headed past De Gea. However United were saved by the linesman's flag.

Gabriel Jesus wheels away in celebration before realising the goal had been ruled out Credit: PA Images

The former Barcelona manager was left to bemoan missed chances to win the game.

We made absolutely everything, not just in the last three, four, six, seven minutes with ten against eleven. We tried but it was not enough again,

– Pep Guardiola

The draw leaves both sides with work to do to claim a top four finish.

Manchester City's class of 2017 go back to school

Players from Manchester City’s men’s and women’s teams joined Year 5 students from E-ACT Blackley Academy to mark a new literacy project designed to bring learning to life through a series of football-themed activities.

John Stones, Kelechi Iheanacho and Manchester City Women’s Jill Scott, Lucy Bronze and Karen Bardsley joined students as they reviewed match day footage before helping to write up reports. The students then had the opportunity to ask the players questions using their upskilled vocabulary.

The ‘City Stars’ project was created to build children’s confidence in reading, writing and spoken language using examples from the world of football. It is supported by Etihad Airways, along with the Premier League and Professional Footballers' Association.

During the six-week project, youngsters are encouraged to write match reports for the City in the Community Gazette, use descriptive words in their City commentary sessions and take part in a specially designed quiz on the Etihad Stadium tour.

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Claudio Bravo happy at Manchester City

Claudio Bravo Credit: Press Association

Claudio Bravo has denied he is unhappy at Manchester City or wants to leave the club.

The Chile goalkeeper has recently lost his place in the City side after a run of poor form.

The 33-year-old has failed to make an impact since being controversially signed to replace England number one Joe Hart earlier this season.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of Chile's World Cup qualifier against Venezuela, the former Barcelona keeper said: "It's all false, that I'm looking for another place to play, because I want to leave, things that are not true.

"I'm happy in England and so is my family. Many examples of fake news have come out."

Manchester City accept FA charge

Manchester City have accepted a Football Association charge of misconduct relating to the behaviour of players in last weekend's game against Liverpool.

Players challenge for a header Credit: PA Images

The club were charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion following a controversial penalty decision in the second half of Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw at the Etihad Stadium.

City, who were given until Friday to respond, have now indicated they will plead guilty. The case will be heard by an independent regulatory commission in due course.

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