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Zidane98

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Two incidents. Milner should have been sent off twice. First one for denying a goal scoring opportunity and then for the 2nd yellow.
It wasn't anywhere near denying a goalscoring opportunity. He was out near the corner of the box and went down at the slightest nudge
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There's your contact. Certainly not the most obvious of goalscoring opportunities out near the corner of the box and Matip on the inside of him.


He then got back up, was about to shoot and seeing the difficult angle flopped again while appealing for the pen. This is where he decides to go down, classic outstretched arms and note Milner isn't touching him at all.

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It's also telling that later in the second half when he thought he was about to push the ball past Allison he didn't go down with more significant contact from an 86 year old Milner chasing him. Obviously because he thought he was about to beat Allison and score.




The second incident yeah Milner should have got a yellow but this referee let plenty go all match long (including a foul on a Liverpool player in the buildup to the incident you claimed as a red card). So not surprising that he let Milner have one last chance and also gave Bernardo Silva the same leeway for his foul on Salah that prevented him getting past the City defence on the right wing.
 

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It wasn't anywhere near denying a goalscoring opportunity. He was out near the corner of the box and went down at the slightest nudge
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There's your contact. Certainly not the most obvious of goalscoring opportunities out near the corner of the box and Matip on the inside of him.


He then got back up, was about to shoot and seeing the difficult angle flopped again while appealing for the pen. This is where he decides to go down, classic outstretched arms and note Milner isn't touching him at all.
He was on less of angle than when he scored. If Milner doesn’t foul him he has a open shot at goal
 

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Different story with this journo when it goes Pep's way. All of a sudden the player was going down anyway and the contact wasnt enough to warrant a foul.

He is Pep's Duncan Castles.
 

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The first Milner incident is fine. Definitely not a penalty as the contact is outside the box. If anything it's a free kick on the edge of the box but the ref plays advantage I reckon and Foden simply doesnt take it.

Absolutely should have been sent off for a second yellow later on though. Dodged a bullet there and Klopp knew it and immediately brought him off for Gomez.
 

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The first Milner incident is fine. Definitely not a penalty as the contact is outside the box. If anything it's a free kick on the edge of the box but the ref plays advantage I reckon and Foden simply doesnt take it.

Absolutely should have been sent off for a second yellow later on though. Dodged a bullet there and Klopp knew it and immediately brought him off for Gomez.
If he did play advantage it should have been brought back for a free when the advantage didn't eventuate. But then you'd have the red card decision to make.
 

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If he did play advantage it should have been brought back for a free when the advantage didn't eventuate. But then you'd have the red card decision to make.
The advantage was there though and Foden decided not to shoot and fall to the ground so maybe the ref was like, well you wasted that.
 

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If he did play advantage it should have been brought back for a free when the advantage didn't eventuate. But then you'd have the red card decision to make.
Foden had the chance to shoot one on one with Allison from close range during the same play. Instead of doing that he went down and started appealing for a foul with nobody near him.

And later in the second half in the very similiar scenario with a more robust challenge from Milner he didnt go to ground (when he was in from Ederson long ball). Difference second time around was he thought he was about to push the ball past Allison so he stayed on his feet.
 

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why would phil go down if he has beaten milner and is going to be one on one with allison if there's no contact
 

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Foden had the chance to shoot one on one with Allison from close range during the same play. Instead of doing that he went down and started appealing for a foul with nobody near him.

And later in the second half in the very similiar scenario with a more robust challenge from Milner he didnt go to ground (when he was in from Ederson long ball). Difference second time around was he thought he was about to push the ball past Allison so he stayed on his feet.
You're funny.
 

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It wasn't anywhere near denying a goalscoring opportunity. He was out near the corner of the box and went down at the slightest nudge
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There's your contact. Certainly not the most obvious of goalscoring opportunities out near the corner of the box and Matip on the inside of him.


He then got back up, was about to shoot and seeing the difficult angle flopped again while appealing for the pen. This is where he decides to go down, classic outstretched arms and note Milner isn't touching him at all.

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It's also telling that later in the second half when he thought he was about to push the ball past Allison he didn't go down with more significant contact from an 86 year old Milner chasing him. Obviously because he thought he was about to beat Allison and score.




The second incident yeah Milner should have got a yellow but this referee let plenty go all match long (including a foul on a Liverpool player in the buildup to the incident you claimed as a red card). So not surprising that he let Milner have one last chance and also gave Bernardo Silva the same leeway for his foul on Salah that prevented him getting past the City defence on the right wing.
 

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