It looked as though a controversial penalty decision was about to massively impact the mammoth tie between Liverpool and Manchester City, until a rare miss from Kevin de Bruyne caused shock.
Referee Craig Pawson used VAR and the pitch-side monitor to deem that Joe Gomez handled the ball after a cross De Bruyne, with the official pointing to the spot in a very harsh decision.
Set-piece specialist De Bruyne stepped up and sent the ball wide of the post though in a moment that many fans would never have guessed.
The Belgian’s uncharacteristic blip cost Pep Guardiola’s side the chance to steal the lead before the halftime break.
— Down The Line FC (@DownTheLineFC) November 8, 2020
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Liverpool can breathe a sigh of relief, all in all, football’s the winner after something like this, it would’ve been dreadful to see such a big game impacted by a questionable call.