Former Premiere League referee gives his verdict on Raheem Sterling

Dermot Gallagher delivers his verdict on Raheem Sterling and Kurt Zouma incident.

The Cityzens were denied by Thomas Tuchel’s men the Premier League title for now after they picked up a huge win over Manchester City.

Sergio Aguero’s embarrassing penalty miss cost Man City their three crucial points.

Raheem Sterling went down when Zouma applied pressure from the back but referee Anthony Taylor ignored it and VAR hardly saw any obvious error to overturn the decision.

Former referee Gallagher tells Sky Sports: “If the referee gives a penalty on the field, I’d say, ‘Clumsy,’ and we’d move on. Because the ref doesn’t give a penalty, that’s why we’re talking about it.

“It’s the safer option to give a penalty for that. I can’t explain it. Zouma is clumsy, doesn’t get the ball and I think it’s a penalty. Once Anthony Taylor decides it’s not a penalty, VAR can’t say it’s a clear and obvious error.

“If the penalty had been given, the VAR wouldn’t have overturned it. However you cut it, this is an on-field decision.”


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