Neil Warnock has continued his spat with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola by accusing the Spaniard of throwing his toys out of the pram during their FA Cup upset against Wigan.

The runaway Premier League leaders were dumped out of the competition at the fifth round stage on Monday night, as the League One outfit claimed a shock 1-0 win thanks to Will Grigg’s brilliant second-half finish.

But Wigan’s victory was overshadowed the ugly scenes following the final whistle, plus the controversy surrounding Guardiola’s conduct.

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The City manager raged at officials after his side were reduced to ten men shortly before the break, with Fabian Delph sent off for a studs-up challenge on Max Power.

Guardiola confronted match officials then clashed with Wigan boss Paul Cook over the decision, with their row continuing as they headed down the tunnel at half-time.

Both bosses played down the events following the game and Warnock told talkSPORT he wouldn’t be surprised if Guardiola saw no action over his conduct.

“He gets away with it doesn’t he,” said the experienced coach, who also clashed with Guardiola when his Cardiff City team played City in the fourth round.

“He had a go at us and he has a go at everybody when things aren’t going well for him.

“That’s the nature of the game. The big-timers get away with it from the FA.

“It I had done what he did, or said what he said to the fourth official, I would have been reported.

“Unfortunately that’s life isn’t it; the big lads get away with things and in the lower end you don’t.”

Warnock also accused Guardiola of double standards after arguing against Delph’s red card, which came following his long tirade against the supposed lack of protection afforded to his players by referees.

That all began after Leroy Sane was badly injured during City’s cup clash against Cardiff, following a late challenge from Joe Bennett.

Guardiola was incensed as the Bluebirds player escaped a red card and was given only a yellow, despite Sane leaving the pitch in agony. He was later ruled out for six weeks with an ankle injury.

But Warnock believes Delph’s reckless challenge on Monday was a worse offence.

“If that would have been one of my players against a City player, they would have gone ballistic at us for a red card,” he added.

“I think that was worse tackle than Joe Bennett’s. Joe’s was a clumsy one on his thigh but this was, I think, one of them really nasty ones just above the ankle.

“They are the worst ones to detect and I thought the referee got it right, me.”

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