Manchester City have every right to feel hard done by after their 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
The reigning Premier League champions were the victims of a controversial VAR decision, Gabriel Jesus’ late goal being ruled out after the ball hit Aymeric Laporte’s arm.
But Tottenham were lucky to escape with a point after a sublime performance by Pep Guardiola’s side.
Man City had 30 shots to Spurs’ three. They were really impressive.
Raheem Sterling opened the scoring in the 20th minute when he headed home Kevin De Bruyne’s cross.
It was Sterling’s fourth Premier League goal of the season and City hoped it would set them on their way to another three points.
It wasn’t to be, though, but the goal was a reminder of the quality City possess.
Sterling alternative commentary
And an excellent alternative commentary of Sterling’s header, provided by Pundit Jay on Twitter, has been released.
“Forget murder on the dance floor, this is murder at the Etihad,” Pundit Jay says.
“Listen, this is a crime scene, and I’m the lead crime scene investigator.
“There’s a Just Eat delivery on its way! Brussels airlines straight to Jamaica, back of the net!”
Eat your heart out, Martin Tyler.
City’s joy soon turned to despair and, after Lucas Moura’s header secured a point for Spurs, they were left to rue Jesus’ disallowed effort.
It’s not the first time that Guardiola has seen VAR punish his side in a game against Tottenham and he called for more consistency with the technology at full-time.
“Last season it was offside, this time it was handball,” the Manchester City manager said, per The Guardian.
“If it was hands it was hands, the decision is made in London so there’s nothing I can do or say about it.
“We could do with a little more consistency, though. If that was hands by Aymeric Laporte why was Fernando Llorente not hands last season?
“There was no penalty when the ball hit Andreas Christensen on the arm when Chelsea played Liverpool in midweek.
“I also thought we should have had a penalty when Erik Lamela fouled Rodrigo in the area. The VAR people must have been having a cup of coffee at that moment.”
Guardiola will be hoping that the decisions balance themselves out over the course of the season.News Now - Sport News