José Mourinho makes light of let-off for Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola

• Manchester United manager ‘not surprised’ at lack of sanction
• Mourinho had been sent off for encroachment during play at St Mary’s

José Mourinho said on Friday he is “not surprised” Pep Guardiola received no sanction for going on to the pitch after Manchester City’s late winner against Southampton in midweek, though Manchester United’s manager was sent off for a similar act during his side’s victory at St Mary’s in September.

Guardiola’s infringement came after Raheem Sterling’s injury-time goal gave City a 2-1 victory at the Etihad on Wednesday. It was their 19th win in succession and whereas City’s manager was on the field for an extended period, Mourinho’s red card came after he put one foot on the pitch, though this was during play.

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