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Everyone’s talking about Leroy Sane’s disallowed goal against Liverpool and rightly so 

Do City have reasons to feel aggrieved by this moment just before halftime?

Take a breath.

Because Liverpool are through to the last four of the Champions League, having overcome Premier League rivals Man City in the quarter-final.

Pep Guardiola’s side scored after two minutes to give themselves hope, but failed to put away anymore of their numerous chances – allowing Liverpool to eventually get back into the game and score twice in the second-half.


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In the end, the result is probably fair but everyone involved with City will feel rather aggrieved by a certain refereeing decision in the dying moments of the first-half – when Leroy Sane had a goal bizarrely disallowed for offside.

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On the 42nd minute, Liverpool’s Loris Karius punched clear Kevin de Bruye’s floated pass into the box, which fell to the unsuspecting feet of James Milner and bounced back towards the goal.

Sane was then on hand to tuck the ball into the net, but the referee blew his whistle and disallowed the goal, ruling that Sane was in an offside position at the time.

Fair enough, you say? Except that’s not exactly what happened, with the ball very clearly coming off of Milner – who’s not a City player (anymore) – so the goal definitely should have counted.

Karius comes off his line to punch the ball clear

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Karius comes off his line to punch the ball clear

The ball pings to Milner

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The ball pings to Milner

And bounces clear towards the goal

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And bounces clear towards the goal

Sane gets into position

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Sane gets into position

And pokes the ball home

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And pokes the ball home

So on second inspection, it looks like a huge mistake by the referee and it’s probably what everyone will be talking about tomorrow morning.

We’re pleased to say that we’re not alone, with this lot having plenty to say about the moment on Twitter. 


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