Manchester City Denied The Most Blatant Penalty Of The Season, No VAR Check Involved
Manchester City were denied the most blatant penalty of the season against Burnley this evening.
Pep Guardiola's side won 2-0 at Turf Moor to move three points clear at the top of the table but there was mass confusion as to how they were not awarded a spot-kick in the second half.
After a flowing team move, James Tarkowski clearly clipped the foot of Gabriel Jesus inside the area.
The Brazilian went down theatrically and replays showed that there was clear contact from the England defender. However, much to City's frustration, there was not even a VAR check and play continued.
Given the soft penalties that were given in last night's games, City fans were absolutely fuming with the decision.
Barbaric that challenge on Gabriel Jesus doesn't get given a penalty after the Luiz incident yesterday. It's just boring now. I'm dumbfounded that VAR has somehow managed to make football worse.
- Matt Dawson (@mattddawson) February 3, 2021
Has VAR even checked that? Tarkowski's clumsy hack at Jesus' ankle was a clear penalty.
If it's not for decisions like that, what is it for?#MCFC
- Stuart Brennan (@StuBrennanMEN) February 3, 2021
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Absolute joke. Martial gets a penalty for THAT yesterday, but Tarkowski kicks Jesus and no penalty :flushed::joy:
- Jordan-Luke McDonald (@ByJordanLuke) February 3, 2021
That's a pen. Where's VAR?
- Steven (@StevenMcinerney) February 3, 2021
Mate, how did Martial get that penalty last night and Jesus hasn't got one there? Hahahahaha
- Gilly (@GillyClarkeMCFC) February 3, 2021
So Jesus gets fouled inside the box/clear penalty but not given yday the one where David Luiz didn't even make intentional contact gets given. Sort your refs out @premierleague
- A :dizzy: (@0fficialGunner) February 3, 2021
Also Tarkowski on Jesus is arguably the clearest penalty you'll ever see and looool it wasn't given. VAR isn't the problem, it's the useless officials using the technology tbh.
- * (@nerrawsiwel) February 3, 2021
City's routine win was achieved through goals from Jesus and Raheem Sterling in the first half, with the Blues now having won 13 consecutive games in a row in all competitions.
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