Sterling completed his hat-trick with seconds to go and there was pandemonium but VAR was called upon correctly to rule it out after Aguero was caught offside.
Then - as Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir signaled the goal had been overruled following video review -- Guardiola fell to his knees, head in hands, in utter despair.
"I watched the action and the people from above decided it was offside", Guardiola added.
"Unfortunately, it was a bad end for us so congratulations to Tottenham and good luck for the semi-finals". "But it is what it is and we have to accept it".
"He's certainly in a balanced environment here, where I can't see him running away with any outside noise".
Fernandinho was left frustrated with the VAR decisions after City bowed out of the competition on away goals.
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It was a ideal example of the benefits of using technology but it was also hard on Pep Guardiola's side who had been the stronger over the 90 minutes.
Tottenham defender Juan Foyth admits he battled to make an impact in defeat at Manchester City.
Clattenburg told DailyMail: "The officials were right to disallow Raheem Sterling's stoppage-time goal for Manchester City - and this was a great night for VAR".
- Guardiola on Tottenham's third goal which survived a VAR ruling despite suspicion of handball.
It was Salah's first Champions League goal since December, and his first away from Anfield in the competition in 12 months.
And Llorente admits Spurs will have to be on top form if they are to topple the Eredivisie giants and reach the final.
Declaring "that is why we love football", the Argentinian said: "It was unbelievable, the way it finished".
"My players are heroes, making the semifinal, making history", he said. "I thought it was all over but it was a fun game".
"To go through against the team of the moment in City was unbelievable for us". But on this occasion, it was like Guardiola had been abruptly woken from a dream to find himself in a living nightmare.