Aymeric Laporte: Man City defender posts photo of nasty gash from Stuart Armstrong's challenge

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Aymeric Laporte was on the receiving end of a nasty challenge from Stuart Armstrong in Manchester City’s 1-1 draw against Southampton.

The Southampton midfielder was fortunate to avoid a red card for the tackle, which left Laporte with a nasty gash on his right leg.

Laporte has shared a photo of the damage done on Twitter. It makes it even harder to understand how Armstrong escaped with just a yellow.

It wasn’t given as a red card by the VAR because it was deemed a ‘glancing blow’ that was ‘lacking intensity’.

However, Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness believes Armstrong got away with one.

“I think Armstrong’s lucky,” Souness said. “I think it’s a red card.”

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Plenty of fans shared Souness’ view.

“Can’t for the life of me understand why they aren’t overturning that Armstrong yellow card decision – clear high boot and should be red,” tweeted @BradbeerCharlie.

Meanwhile, @NiHADlfc wrote: “VAR has failed City there tbh. Armstrong really lucky to have stayed on there. You don’t have to break someone’s leg in a dangerous play to get a red.”

Laporte shares image of his leg

The gash left on Laporte’s leg was severe. Check out the image he shared on Twitter below…

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Ouch. That’s some souvenir.

Laporte scored City’s equaliser

It was an incident-filled game for Laporte, who got City back into the game after they fell behind in the first half through Kyle Walker-Peters’ fine strike.

Laporte got Pep Guardiola’s side back on level terms in the 65th minute when he headed home Kevin De Bruyne’s free-kick.

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The result brought an end to City’s 12-match winning run in the league and Laporte lamented their inability to score a second goal.

“We played really well and maybe deserved more,” he said at full-time. “But if we don’t score more than one, it’s very difficult.

“They have good players and the pitch is small, so it is a little bit more difficult. I would like to win three points tonight but they played very good.

“We played very well also. Sometimes you win when you don’t deserve it and tonight we got a point when we maybe deserved a little bit more.”

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