When Arsenal won the Community Shield, Guardiola criticized the new rule

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After Arsenal’s stunning shootout win at Wembley on Sunday, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola criticized the officiating.

Cole Palmer gave City the lead in the 77th minute, but a deflected shot by Leandro Trossard in the 11th minute of stoppage time tied the game.

After referee Stuart Attwell signaled for eight more minutes at the end of regulation, the game was extended for further two minutes after a collision between Kyle Walker and Thomas Partey’s heads.

To prevent games from dragging on for too long, officials have been told to add minutes to the clock whenever a delay occurs.

After the game, Guardiola claimed the changes could significantly affect future games.

He reassured us, “It’s not bothersome; we just have to get used to it.” Even though we were ahead 1-0, I couldn’t help but feel like not much had changed in the extra eight minutes.

The [rule-making] IFAB [International Federation of Association Football] doesn’t consult the managers or the players, so this is a good question for them and for the people in general.

Whatever they say, we have to take it as gospel. Now, without a doubt, each game will last 100 minutes.

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