Manchester City storm back as Manchester United crash out of FA Cup

Lack of VAR at Swansea surprises Guardiola after controversial Man City comeback

Lack of VAR at Swansea surprises Guardiola after controversial Man City comeback

The Liberty Stadium is equipped for VAR but because other Championship grounds are not, it was not operated for the sake of consistency.

After City's shock exit to League One Wigan Athletic in last season's FA Cup, Guardiola's side were facing another humbling at lower league opponents after Matt Grimes penalty and a brilliant strike from ex-Academy player Bersant Celina.

City had levelled in contentious circumstances too when Cameron Carter-Vickers was judged to have tripped replacement Raheem Sterling in the area and Aguero's penalty hit the post before rebounding in off Nordfeldt for an own goal.

"If the second was not a penalty and the third offside, I'm sorry", said Pep Guardiola, Manchester City manager.

"They ask all the clubs about the VAR (video assistant referee) and all around Europe the VAR is there and here it's not".

"We are in the dark ourselves over the non-use of VAR here and that it would only be used in Premier League stadiums", the spokesman told Press Association Sport.

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Pep Guardiola's men looked to be heading out of the competition at the hands of second-tier opposition, but three goals in the final 21 minutes saw City come back from the brink, as Aguero - who appeared to be offside - nodded in the late clincher.

"I said before the game if you do be yourself you might just get a miracle".

"But we didn't give up".

The game was marred late on by a supporter running on to the pitch from a stand housing home fans and jostling City substitute Oleksandr Zinchenko.

"I don't like to lose games when the decisions are wrong, the referees don't want to make wrong decisions and they must be helped".

"We showed great courage, great quality and effort and from our perspective I thought our players were incredible". "It could have gone either way, Congratulations to Swansea who played very well and made it hard but we kept going, pressing and eventually the goals came". But for a long time tonight it looked like that might happen.

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