Ken Early: Pep proves Barca template can work in England

Despite Mourinho’s protestations, City’s clear superiority is now plain for all to see

José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola issue instructions to their respective teams during the Manchester derby at Old Trafford. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola issue instructions to their respective teams during the Manchester derby at Old Trafford. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

A few days ago the former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg caused a minor sensation by telling NBC’s Men In Blazers podcast that he had intentionally let a number of red card offences slide in the famous game between Chelsea and Spurs that saw Leicester win the title in 2016.

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