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Video: Denied Werner penalty shout for Chelsea vs City compared to Pogba appeal vs Villa which landed Man United decisive goal

Controversy has struck due to Timo Werner and Chelsea being denied a penalty after a shout against City which bared similarity to a foul that Manchester United were granted a spot-kick for days ago.

In the 11th minute of Sunday’s marquee matchup, N’Golo Kante snatched the ball off Rodri, with it knocking into Werner’s path on the edge of he box and the forward consequently spelling danger.

Just as Werner was skipping into the box, Rodri came across and knocked the forward over, with replays showing that the midfielder could’ve tripped the Chelsea star over.

The Blues did not receive a spot-kick and City scored an opener just minutes later through Ilkay Gundogan, before Phil Foden quickly doubled the lead.

This incident has now been compared to the one involving Paul Pogba and Douglas Luiz during Friday night’s meeting between United and Aston Villa, in which the Red Devils received a decisive penalty.

Rodri’s challenge on Werner actually shows much more contact between the two players than the coming together between Luiz and Pogba.

See More: Aston Villa ace pointed out referees ‘supporting’ Man United over 8 years before Pogba and Luiz penalty heartache

Pictures from Sky Sports and K+ PM HD.

It would be interesting to see what VAR would’ve made with a full review of this incident, Rodri’s challenge seemed to be right on the line – do you think this would’ve resulted in a free-kick if it was deemed a foul?

It seems like that if you’re ever unsure of what European division you’re watching, the lack of consistency from referees will remind you that it’s the English Premier League.

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2 Comments

  1. Michael says:

    Both are penalties: 1) rodhri used his leg up block werner who had the ball, 2) douglas if trying to use the excuse ‘the other guy punched himself’ after pushing them chap’s fist into the side of his face. Basically pogba was moving fast, his feet got pushed so that hiss moved into himself. Know it’s a contact sport but in real life that would be a crime. You don’t push a tv off a ledge and say ‘gravity diff him … I didn’t’

    1. Shaun Smith says:

      Pogba lost his balance from kicking the back of Luiz’s calf, Luiz didn’t kick Pogba’s foot with his calf? Using your analogy if the ledge moved which resulted in the TV falling off then you’re blaming the TV

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