German FA criticizes Cardiff for Sane injury

German FA criticizes Cardiff for Sane injury

Much is expected of Grujic in the Welsh capital.

The foul on Sane arrived late in the first half, when the Germany international ran at pace from his own half to almost reach the Cardiff penalty area.

Bennett was only given a yellow card for that tackle but was dismissed in the closing stages of the game for another nasty tackle on Brahim Diaz. According to UEFA's annual Club Licensing Benchmarking Report released earlier this month, they have spent more on transfers than any European club over the past five years.

City's record transfer fee is still the £55m they paid for Kevin De Bruyne in 2015.

Manchester City swept aside 3rd-placed Championship side Cardiff 2-0 at the Cardiff City Stadium to secure their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup. "But they have to protect the players", Pep told reporters after the final whistle.

Manchester United are thought to be paying the Chile forward more than £300,000 a week and it is not difficult to work out that bringing in a newcomer on that basis midway through a spectacularly successful season might have a disruptive effect on a previously harmonious dressing room.

Sané was lucky to escape unscathed.

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"We had a lot of space". Grujic faced a high-quality midfield three of Fernandinho, Ilkay Gundogan and the elusive Kevin De Bruyne. Very deliberately, the Manchester City manager unwrapped the chunky scarf from around his neck and lobbed it back towards the dugout. It was also important when their principal scorer began on the bench.

Guardiola was incensed but soon enough City did have their second.

But Silva would be involved in the next goal, which counted on the scoreboard. "With what you have to pay today, it is impossible to have that". I can assure you we are not the only team in the world who spend money.

Raheem Sterling starts for Manchester City after missing their clash with Bristol City in midweek.

Cardiff never looked like getting seriously back into the game.

All I ask is that the referee protects the players, not the Man City players, just the players. That was as good as it got for a time who were starved out possession and not exactly bursting with ideas when they did get it.

Sterling came close to adding a third early in the second half but Sean Morrison's last-ditch challenge cleared the ball away from the England winger.

However, in terms of spending accumulation, City are out in front.

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