Man City controversially denied penalty by VAR after handball

Manchester City controversially denied penalty by VAR just moments before Fabinho’s opener as Trent Alexander-Arnold appears to handle Bernardo Silva’s cross

  • Manchester City visited Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon
  • The Reds took the lead through a fine strike from Fabinho in the sixth minute
  • The same passage of play had just seen Pep Guardiola’s side denied a penalty 
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold appears to handle Bernardo Silva’s cross in the box

Manchester City were left furious with VAR after they were denied a penalty just moments before falling behind against Liverpool at Anfield.

The Reds took the lead when Fabinho picked up the ball outside the box unleashed a stunning strike into the corner.

However, the same passage of play had seen Trent Alexander-Arnold appear to handle the ball in the Liverpool box before they kick-started the counter-attack that led to the goal.

Trent Alexander-Arnold appears to handle Bernardo Silva’s cross in the early stages

Fabinho wheels away in celebration after finding the net moments later at Anfield 

Bernardo Silva’s cross from the right was looking to find Sergio Aguero in the box but the ball hit Alexander-Arnold’s outstretched hand.

The penalty wasn’t given and City then found themselves behind just minutes later.

Things got worse for the visitors when Mohamed Salah doubled the lead with a header from Andy Robertson’s cross.

City fans were asking questions of VAR again with the Egyptian looing like he could well have been slightly offside. 

Alexander-Arnold celebrates after watching Fabinho give the Reds the lead with a fine strike


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