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Manchester United Denied 'The Most Obvious Penalty Ever' After Clear Cedric Soares Handball

Jack Kenmare

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Manchester United Denied 'The Most Obvious Penalty Ever' After Clear Cedric Soares Handball

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Manchester United may feel slighty hard done by after their latest Premier League defeat to Arsenal, with several decisions going against them throughout Saturday's clash.

Ralf Rangnick's side went 1-0 down after just two minutes at the Emirates when full-back Nuno Tavares pounced on some slack defending from Raphael Varane, Alex Telles and Diogo Dalot.

A first-half penalty from Bukayo Saka gave the Gunners a two goal advantage but minutes later, Cristano Ronaldo scored his 100th Premier League goal to make it 2-1.

Then, moments after Ronaldo's effort, many believe United should have been given a penalty of their own when Cedric Soares blocked Jadon Sancho's path to goal with a clear handball.

The Portuguese defender fell over in the area and as he clambered on all fours to try and get back to his feet, his hand made contact with the ball.

Despite furious protests from the likes of Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo, VAR clearly didn't see much in the incident and play continued.

That controversial call wasn't the only one, either.

Anthony Elanga appeared to be dragged down by goalscorer Nuno Tavares in the second-half but again, nothing was given.

Bruno Fernandes then had the chance to make it 2-2 from the penalty spot but he hit the post.

United were left to rue several missed chances and after a spell of dominance from the Gunners, midfielder Granit Xhaka smashed home from range to make it 3-1.

Mikel Arteta's side are currently in a strong position to finish in the top four, while struggling Manchester United sit in sixth, six points behind Arsenal.

Thoughts on the above calls?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics:ย Arsenal, Manchester United, Premier League

Jack Kenmare
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