New footage shows it wasn't a penalty for Man City against RB Leipzig
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A new angle shows exactly why Manchester City were not awarded a penalty in the dying embers against RB Leipzig on Wednesday night.
City were 1-0 up and cruising in the first half of the Champions League round of 16 first leg courtesy of a strike from Riyad Mahrez, but the Bundesliga side improved in the second half and levelled courtesy of Josko Gvardiol's header in the 70th minute.
However there was huge controversy in the final moments at the Red Bull Arena as substitute Benjamin Henrichs appeared to produce one of the clearest handballs in history inside the penalty area.
The referee did not point to the spot and Leipzig went up the other end for a brief counter attack, before the full-time whistle was blown.
City were still furious even when the game was done and dusted but it was then revealed by former referee Peter Walton on BT Sport that a VAR check did not even take place for the incident, leaving many in utter disbelief.
There would have been the ability to give the spot-kick after the whistle, something which Bruno Fernandes and Manchester United benefited from in September 2020.
"That's handball!"— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 22, 2023
"Shauny's devastated!" 😂
The crew can't believe Man City didn't get a last minute penalty here... 😳
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However, new footage gives a completely different view and goes a long way towards explaining why no penalty was awarded.
Though Henrichs had both hands up in an extremely unnatural position and was incredibly fortunate, replays shown by BT Sport on their Champions League tonight show appeared to prove that the ball actually struck the right-back's shoulder.
"We've had to wait, but the good thing is we've cleared it up!!"— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 22, 2023
New angles emerge as Man City's penalty claims look to come off the defender's shoulder...
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It came a long time after the game but they say it's better late than never, with the above clip looking pretty conclusive and clearing things up.
"It looks like it [comes of his shoulder]," Rio Ferdinand said on BT Sport.
"It is still not a perfect angle.
"Thank you to UEFA for clearing that up two years late."
City were held to a 1-1 draw for the second game running but will be confident of dispatching Leipzig second leg at the Etihad Stadium on 14 March.
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