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“Incompetence at best” – Frank Lampard strikes after the controversial victory of “Man City”.

Frank Lampard described the decision not to award Everton a late penalty as “incompetent at best” when Manchester City beat Goodison Park 1-0 and were six points away from the top of the Premier League.

City’s first defeat in the league since last weekend against Tottenham sparked a race for the title again when second-placed Liverpool held on to the lead.

Pep Guardiola’s men seemed to drop their points again until Phil Foden rushed in to punish Michael Keane’s mistake eight minutes later.

But that was not the end of the drama, as Everton had strong penalties on penalties after Rodri considered VAR’s handball.

“The decision was incredible,” Lampard said. “A mistake is when you have done something wrong and do not have time to think. They had two minutes to digest handball.

“Even if the VAR says you’re not sure, go take a look. This is incompetence at best, and if not, then someone needs to be explained what it is.

Lampard’s wards are now just one point above the relegation zone, but there was hope for toffees in the fight, which pushed the champions to the end.

Before the start, both groups of players showed solidarity with Ukraine, as the Eastern European country is under siege by the Russian invasion.

Ukrainian international Alexander Zinchenko and Vitaly Mikalenko were named on the bench.

City’s left-back Zinchenko was moved to tears when his teammates wore tracksuits with the Ukrainian flag and the words “No War” and Everton players took to the field with Ukrainian flags hung over their shoulders.

Once the action began, it was hard to say which side was going for the fourth league title in five years and struggling for survival.

“The performance was excellent,” Lampard added. “Everyone in the stadium would feel the level of performance in many ways.”

Everton’s energy forced City to stand on its hind legs, but without the injured Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the hosts failed to take advantage.

Jonjo Kenny sliced ​​his best opening into the side net before Richardson shot too close to Brazilian teammate Ederson.

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“City” withstood the storm in the first half and dominated the second, without creating many great chances.

Jordan Pickford made double saves to deny first Foden and Joao Cancello, and then the powerful efforts of Kevin De Braine and Bernard Silva.

However, their defensive resistance ended in an elementary mistake, as Keane was unable to connect with Silva’s low cross, and Foden pounced on the shot from the stop.

“I have to admit (it was) very important,” Guardiola said, returning to victory. “The second half was much better.”

Guardiola claimed he was offside in the penalty shoot-up, but City instead left due to a lack of convincing evidence that the ball hit Radry low enough in the arm to be considered a hand.

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“Incompetence at best” – Frank Lampard strikes after the controversial victory of “Man City”.

Frank Lampard described the decision not to award Everton a late penalty as “incompetent at best” when Manchester City beat Goodison Park 1-0 and were six points away from the top of the Premier League.

City’s first defeat in the league since last weekend against Tottenham sparked a race for the title again when second-placed Liverpool held on to the lead.

Pep Guardiola’s men seemed to drop their points again until Phil Foden rushed in to punish Michael Keane’s mistake eight minutes later.

But that was not the end of the drama, as Everton had strong penalties on penalties after Rodri considered VAR’s handball.

“The decision was incredible,” Lampard said. “A mistake is when you have done something wrong and do not have time to think. They had two minutes to digest handball.

“Even if the VAR says you’re not sure, go take a look. This is incompetence at best, and if not, then someone needs to be explained what it is.

Lampard’s wards are now just one point above the relegation zone, but there was hope for toffees in the fight, which pushed the champions to the end.

Before the start, both groups of players showed solidarity with Ukraine, as the Eastern European country is under siege by the Russian invasion.

Ukrainian international Alexander Zinchenko and Vitaly Mikalenko were named on the bench.

City’s left-back Zinchenko was moved to tears when his teammates wore tracksuits with the Ukrainian flag and the words “No War” and Everton players took to the field with Ukrainian flags hung over their shoulders.

Once the action began, it was hard to say which side was going for the fourth league title in five years and struggling for survival.

“The performance was excellent,” Lampard added. “Everyone in the stadium would feel the level of performance in many ways.”

Everton’s energy forced City to stand on its hind legs, but without the injured Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the hosts failed to take advantage.

Jonjo Kenny sliced ​​his best opening into the side net before Richardson shot too close to Brazilian teammate Ederson.

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“City” withstood the storm in the first half and dominated the second, without creating many great chances.

Jordan Pickford made double saves to deny first Foden and Joao Cancello, and then the powerful efforts of Kevin De Braine and Bernard Silva.

However, their defensive resistance ended in an elementary mistake, as Keane was unable to connect with Silva’s low cross, and Foden pounced on the shot from the stop.

“I have to admit (it was) very important,” Guardiola said, returning to victory. “The second half was much better.”

Guardiola claimed he was offside in the penalty shoot-up, but City instead left due to a lack of convincing evidence that the ball hit Radry low enough in the arm to be considered a hand.

– © AFP 2022



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