Guardiola defends Agüero after fluffed Panenka opens door to Chelsea win

‘He’s selfish because he missed – if he scores he’s a genius’Chelsea fightback leaves Manchester City waiting for titlePep Guardiola refused to blame Sergio Agüero for his failed Panenka penalty as Manchester City missed the chance to be crowned champions following a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea, though the manager admitted no one on City’s team expected the striker to try the technique.City were leading 1-0 from a Raheem Sterling goal when Agüero tried the audacious chipped spot-kick just before the break, tamely floating the ball straight to Édouard Mendy, who did not move and so caught it with ease. Related: Sergio Agüero’s rush of blood gives Thomas Tuchel a day to savour | Barney Ronay Related: Chelsea’s Ziyech and Alonso keep wasteful Manchester City waiting Continue reading…

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