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Panic at Etihad as Man City fans 'attack' Pep Guardiola, Spaniard manager under fire for 'insensitive' comment

- Pep Guardiola has risked the wrath of Manchester City supporters' club

- The Spaniard accused the home fans of not trooping out for Fulham FA Cup game

- In response, Man City fans' club scribe Kevin Parker lambasted Pep for being insensitive to the fans' financial reality

Pep Guardiola has come under attack after aiming a dig at the home fans for not coming out in multitude to support Manchester City in their last FA Cup encounter against Fulham.

The Citizens continued their title defence with a massive 4-0 win over Fulham in the FA Cup fourth-round encounter at Etihad Stadium.

Gabriel Jesus' second half-brace and each goal from İlkay Gündoğan and Bernado Silva were all the magic needed to see the English champions past their visitors on Sunday evening.

The 4-0 success drew a crowd of 39,223, the third-highest in the competition but the Man City manager was not pleased with home fans' low turn-out.

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In a post-match interview, the Spaniard raised an eyebrow over City fans' commitment, a comment that drew the irk of home fans.

"Motivation was right and hopefully in the next game against United, our fans can come and make the stadium full.

"The stadium was not full. I don't know why," Guardiola had claimed.

In a reaction, the club's official fans' group hit out at the Man City gaffer for lack of respect and concern for the supporters.

Man City fans' club general secretary Kevin Parker lambasted Pep for being insensitive to the fans' financial reality, warning Pep "to stop beating us up about it."

"We feel unjustifiably criticised by other clubs, so for our manager to have a go at us as well makes it worse. I’d suggest he’s not in touch with the financial reality facing football fans," Parker said.

"Pep has to accept that this is a working-class group of supporters who spend a lot of their money on football, so stop beating us up about it."

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Man City are second in the Premier League behind league leader Liverpool who are on 67 points.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Liverpool are unarguably the best side in Europe's top five leagues having gone forty games without suffering any defeat. And as it looks, the Meyerside side is just some few steps towards breaking another big record in the Premier League.

Liverpool took a step towards history after extending their winning streak to forty following a narrow 2-1 victory over Wolves at Molineux Stadium on Thursday night, January 23.

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