Latest Liverpool news: Fans fume as Manchester City win after controversial goal
Manchester City opened up a four-point lead at the top of the Premier League after their 3-1 win over Watford.
The Hornets did well to keep them at bay as the first half ended 0-0. However, things changed in the second after a major bit of controversy.
Raheem Sterling seemed to have scored after the break but the effort was ruled offside. The Englishman was in an offside position as Sergio Aguero chested the ball to him. Daryl Janmaat then played the ball off Sterling, who was still offside, but it ended in the back of the net.
The linesman had flagged Sterling for being offside but the referee consulted and finally awarded City the goal.
City get their groove but Liverpool fans unimpressed
Sterling then opened the floodgates by completing his hat-trick in 14 second-half minutes. Gerard Deulofeu grabbed one back for the Hornets but it wasn’t enough to help them mount a comeback.
Liverpool have had their bit of luck this season with some goals, however, City have also had their lucky calls this season.
The goal certainly should have been chalked off and it is a bit of a rarity when a referee rules against the linesman’s offside call.
The win enabled City to remain on top of the league for another week and many Liverpool fans were upset at the calls made by the ref on Saturday.
Just saw City vs Watford highlights and I cannot believe how Sterling’s first goal wasn’t offside. Corrupt and disgusting @fa
— Raamesh (@raameshk_LFC) March 10, 2019
When Aguero touches the ball here (on chest) both he and Sterling are offsides. Play is dead. He chests it into sterling who is clearly a yard off, play is dead again. Diagonal, up, down, side to side, makes no difference, 2 offsides players combined for an offsides goal.. pic.twitter.com/qgoYbX4VSk
— Across The Mersey ©™ (@AcrossTheMersey) March 10, 2019
Why would VAR change that Sterling goal. The ref would just ģo the monitor and get that rule wrong still
— LFC_1969 (@1969_lfc) March 9, 2019
— Alex Batt (@AlexBatt) March 9, 2019
That is embarrassing for football , he was so offside , I thought they were clamping down on Man City and illegal payments , ref you are corrupt , FairPlay to assistant who was honest !!!
Not surprised to see
— Paul LFC (@2tea2toast) March 9, 2019
— Liverpoolzy (@Liverpool_zy) March 9, 2019
Hahahaha city score aguero hand ball..sterling offside.. city hv all the luck…😕
— HALBERTH ZENO (@berthzzenth) March 9, 2019
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