Sunday, 18 August 2019

VAR denies Man City another late goal against Tottenham.

History repeated itself on Saturday evening after Manchester City were incredibly denied yet another late goal by VAR against Tottenham.

As their Premier League encounter entered stoppage time at the Etihad with the game poised at 2-2, Gabriel Jesus found the ball at his feet inside the area before rifling home what he thought was City's third and ultimately, the winning goal.

Following the wild celebrations from both City's players and their supporters, referee Michael Oliver paused, went to his ear, and then ruled out the goal leaving both sides in disbelief.

It's four months to the day that City were controversially denied a fifth goal in their Champions League quarter-final clash with Spurs – a strike that would've sent City through to the last four to face Ajax. 

However, what would've been Raheem Sterling hat-trick on the night, City's fifth was ruled after Sergio Aguero was deemed to be in an offside position when he collected the ball in the build-up to the goal.

On Saturday it wasn't an offside but a handball that denied the champions.

City won a corner after unloading serious amounts of pressure on Tottenham throughout large spells of the game, with Spurs desperately trying to hold on for a point.

As the corner was sent in, Kyle Walker-Peters wrestled with Aymeric Laporte inside the box before the ball appeared to accidentally hit the defender's arm.

As a result, Jesus picked up the ball, set his feet and fired past several Tottenham bodies before controversy struck again.


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