Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta has said that he wasn’t surprised over Marouane Fellaini's headbutt on Sergio Aguero. Fellaini was sent-off late in the goalless Manchester derby on Thursday after a fierce reaction on Aguero just seconds after being booked.United boss Jose Mourinho said Aguero was a smart, experienced Argentinian player to go to ground after the incident and Zabaleta believes Mourinho's comments marred the game.
He said “Sometimes those things make the difference. It was a bit strange how Fellaini reacted on Aguero after being booked 20 seconds before. But I think coming from Fellaini it is something you're not really surprised by. Sometimes you have to give calm in those moments but at the end of the day I think it was marred by Mourinho saying the Argentinian player gave a reaction.”