'I'm sorry, Carabao Cup, it is not a serious ball': Guardiola blames 'unacceptable' Mitre as Man City draw a blank against Wolves

Pep Guardiola bizarrely blamed the match ball after Manchester City beat Wolves on penalties to scrape into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.

City's reserve goalkeeper Claudio Bravo saved twice in the shootout to rescue the Premier League leaders following a goalless draw at the Etihad.

But Guardiola criticised the Mitre ball used in the competition, saying it was too light compared to the Nike version favoured by the Premier League.