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Sterling won a crazy penalty against Shakhtar.

Raheem Sterling's interview after winning crazy penalty for Man City vs Shakhtar

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Manchester City are making pretty light work of their Champions League group, despite their opening matchday defeat to Lyon.

Since that loss at the Etihad, City have won their next three to take control of Group F.

And their latest victory - a 6-0 win at home to Shakhtar - has put them within one point of qualifying for the last-16.

While they were brilliant on Wednesday night to blow away their Ukrainian opponents, City got a huge slice of luck during the first-half.

David Silva put the home side ahead after 13 minutes but what happened 11 minutes was just crazy.

Raheem Sterling went through on goal and kicked the turf.

Remarkably, referee Viktor Kassai pointed to the penalty spot.

Take a look:

Wow. That’s surely one of the worst penalty decisions we’ve ever seen.

While he didn’t appeal, there are suggestions that Sterling should have admitted to the referee that it wasn’t a penalty.

And the England international was asked all about the crazy decision after the match.

“I’ve gone through on goal and mistimed the kick and it was a calamity,” Sterling explained.

“Sorry on my behalf, sorry to the ref - I didn’t try to con him. I just made a mistake and kicked the floor.

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“I didn’t want to look like I was looking for a foul so I didn’t say anything and put my head down.

“Apologies again.”

Sterling is clearly very remorseful after winning that penalty but, in truth, it’s not up to him to tell the referee he’s made a mistake.

And he certainly shouldn’t have to apologise to Kassai. After all, it was him that made the shocking decision.

Topics:
UEFA Champions League
Football
Raheem Sterling
England Football
David Silva
Manchester City

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