Manchester City have apologised for playing Chelsea victory anthem “One Step Beyond” after Sunday’s 6-0 win over the Blues at the Etihad Stadium.
The song, by Chelsea fans Madness, is used after victoriesat Stamford Bridge and was played earlier in the season when Maurizio Sarri’s side became the first team to defeat City in the Premier League this season.
City have used the song after recent victories over Chelsea at the Etihad, but cut it short on Sunday after their disgracing margin of win.
Chelsea coach Sarri headed straight down the tunnel without shaking hands with Pep Guardiola, but they both spoke privately after the match.
Pressure on the coach increasing after the lashing saw Chelsea move to sixth in the table, but Guardiola urged them to support him.
“I know exactly what he wants to do,” he told a news conference. “This kind of person, these type of games, always helps to make our football better.
“They beat us at Stamford Bridge and against Napoli (Sarri’s old club) last season they were tight games, in moments of those games, they were better than us.
“But people don’t understand how difficult it is to do something — my first year was difficult too. It needs time, it only depends on the belief of the owners and the people in charge.”