Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola slams Premier League over fixture scheduling ahead of Champions League clash with Tottenham


Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola slams Premier League over fixture scheduling ahead of Champions League clash with Tottenham

Pep Guardiola has criticised the Premier League for scheduling Manchester City’s fixture against Crystal Palace just three days before the Champions League clash with Spurs.

City, who can still complete a famous quadruple, beat Palace 3-1 at Selhurst Park on Sunday ahead of Wednesday’s quarter-final – which they currently trail 1-0 after the first leg.

Guardiola’s men are back in action on Wednesday

Spurs have been given an extra day’s rest after their comfortable 4-0 victory over Huddersfield early on Saturday afternoon.

“I don’t understand why the Premier League didn’t put the game at 12.30 on Saturday,” Guardiola said at his press conference on Tuesday.

It’s not the first time the Spaniard has hit out at English football’s hectic and intense fixture schedule.