Football NewsJack Grealish Waited for Oriol Romeu in the Tunnel to Confront Him at Southampton
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A furious Jack Grealish was waiting in the tunnel to confront Southampton’s Oriol Romeu after the Spaniard fouled the City star in their 1-1 draw.

The £100million Man City star was embroiled in a heated row with Romeu, who had accused the England ace of play-acting after a tackle from Jan Bednarik.

Referee Simon Hooper had to placate both players and Hasenhuttl then suggested Grealish was intent on continuing the grudge after the final whistle.

‘Grealish was waiting for him in the tunnel because of a few things that happened outside on the pitch,’ said Hasenhuttl. ‘But it’s not here for the cameras, they spoke about it, everything’s good.’

Opposite number Pep Guardiola, meanwhile, believes the title race is very much still alive after their winning streak came to an end.

It needed an Aymeric Laporte header to cancel out Kyle Walker-Peters’ opener. City would have gone 13 points clear at the top, but Guardiola believes dropping points will keep them honest in their pursuit of back-to-back titles.

‘We are going to drop points, but the way we behave is very good,’ he said. ‘I would like to have a 40-point lead ahead of Liverpool but that is not possible in January. I didn’t expect to have this lead, but now we will rest and come back as best as possible.

‘We have two weeks to prepare for the next game. People will say the Premier League race is not over and that is good for this side.

‘We have many tough games ahead of us but we will try to behave until the end. We played really well. Unfortunately, we conceded a goal, but this was one of our best performances of the season.

‘We played better than in the Arsenal game when we won and today, we drew. Sometimes you deserve it and you don’t win, but the way we played here was excellent.’

Southampton have now drawn twice with City this season, having held the champions to a 0-0 draw at the Emirates in September and Guardiola was full of praise for Hasenhuttl’s men.