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Ian Wright's take on penalty drama during Man City vs Crystal Palace has become big talking point

Ian Wright's take on penalty drama during Man City vs Crystal Palace has become big talking point

Eberechi Eze went down in the area just before the half-time whistle.

Ian Wright has questioned referee Paul Tierney for waving away a penalty appeal during Manchester City's Premier League clash against Crystal Palace.

Moments before the half-time whistle at Selhurst Park, Palace forward Eberechi Eze went to ground in the area under a challenge from City defender Josko Gvardiol.

There were big appeals from a number of Palace players, as well as manager Oliver Glasner.

But much to their dismay, referee Paul Tierney and his video assistant Stuart Attwell dismissed the incident and a corner was given to the home side.

You can see that incident in full below:

Plenty of fans took to social media to have their say on the matter, including former Arsenal striker Ian Wright, who compared the decision to a penalty incident at Stamford Bridge this week.

Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot conceded a spot-kick in their Premier League clash against Chelsea, when he appeared to disrupt Noni Madueke's balance with his arm.

Eyebrows were raised about the amount of contact made, with United manager Erik ten Hag claiming the decision was "soft".

Wright took to X, formerly Twitter, to give his thoughts on the matter. He wrote: "Dalot was clumsy and was punished, so Gvardiol was clumsy and no pen."

Here's how fans on social media reacted to Wright's take.

One said: "The inconsistency in EPL is the greatest challenge of football in England. Every week they keep drifting away from being consistent."

A second wrote: "Gvardiol has just trucked through Eze from behind, how on earth is that cleared instantly?" and another commented: "I want City to win but that’s a definite pen on Eze, what was Gvardiol thinking?"

A fourth added: "How do they keep getting away with this?"

The decision to hand Chelsea a penalty on Thursday night didn't come as much of surprise to TNT Sports commentator Ally McCoist.

In fact, he was surprised that the incident was reviewed after Jared Gillett pointed to the spot.

He said: "I don't know what they are checking, because it looks a penalty to me. It's a penalty. He just loses his balance doesn't he, Dalot. Falls into him knocks him off balance. It's a penalty.

"Let's get on with it. What they don't realise is, because of the pace that Madueke is running at it doesn't matter if it's a slight touch. It will knock him off balance because of the pace he is moving at.

"So it's a penalty, it knocks him off balance. I know I am annoyed at the time it has taken, I am however slightly relieved that he has agreed with the referee."

Featured Image Credit: TNT Sports

Topics: Manchester City, Premier League, Crystal Palace