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Vide-oh no VAR sparks fury as penalty given for handball against Rose but Lloris saves
Tabari|April. 09, 2019
VAR once again stole the show on a big European night after Manchester City were awarded a penalty against Tottenham.
Raheem Sterling had his shot blocked by Danny Rose , as the ball appeared to strike his arm.
After an eternity, referee Bjorn Kuipers blew the whistle and pointed to the spot at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium - despite minimal protestations from City players.
Sergio Aguero stepped up to take the spot kick with only Hugo Lloris in his way - and both players enjoying very different seasons.
However, Lloris the underdog pulled off a superb save to deny the red-hot Argentine and keep the score at 0-0.
The incident echoed that of Manchester United's thrilling win over Paris Saint-Germain last month.
ECHOES OF UNITED
That night, United were awarded a late penalty after Presnel Kimpembe was deemed to have handled a speculative Diogo Dalot shot.
Marcus Rashford rifled home the ensuing spot-kick as Man Utd incredibly turned around a 2-0 first-leg deficit to beat the French champions.
According to the laws of the game, both the decisions involved United and City were correct .
However, swarms of fans on Twitter and even pundits were quick to condemn the decision.
Especially after a similar incident just moments later occurred during Liverpool's game against Porto.
On Merseyside, Alisson punched a ball clear, with the ball clattering into Trent Alexander-Arnold - who was standing just a yard away.
After being sent off for a video replay, it was deemed NOT enough to be a penalty.
It would have been very, very soft, but the lack of penalty awarded is likely to frustrate Spurs fans - who were almost punished for a near-identical offence.
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