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And Arsenal are robbed of a point... Richards handball, most obvious handball you can imagine and Phil Dowd was right there! Unbelievable.
agree, it should have been a penalty! City was really lucky to get all the points!
yes we deserved atleast a point and i swear that ref can now officially be confirmed to be blind, adding to his fucked up yellow teeth and his overhanging belly!
Referees nowadays are just blind
yeah, tell me bout it.
many arsenal fans will feel hard done by today. but i dont think that was a penalty at all. it did touch his hand, it was clear as day, but at the same time it was more a ball-to-hand then hand-to-ball incident. there wasnt anything malicious in it and his hand was tucked in close to his body, also there were no arsenal players directly behind him to take advantage had the ball not touched his hand and continued rolling. i think this is why the ref didnt give the penalty.
but must say arsenal did give them a good run. didnt make it an easy game for them. was very entertaining to watch too. i was hoping arsenal would take some points of city. lol MUFC needs all the help they can get.
You need to learn the rules in soccer. WHAT THE HELL IS HAND TO BALL?
you need to watch more soccer. not every ball that touches the hand un-intentionally is given as a penalty.
Let me school you young man
Hand-to-ball is when a player sticks out his hand intentionally to block the path of the ball.
Ball-to-hand is when the player knows nothing of the ball until its hits him on the hand.
Examples of such cases: both recent incidents involving man city <to keep it simple for you>
hand-to-ball: Man city vs chelsea - Lescott intentionally put his arms up to block the path of the ball from going towards the goal.
ball-to-hand: Man city vs arsenal - ball his Richards hand while he was standing still with his hands tucked in at his side.
The rules you`re mentioning is from 1984 kiddo.
little man, the offside rule is from the time soccer began. whats your point. fact is rules are rules whether its 1964 or 2011. accept it and move on.
City takes the win, Arsenal should've played better if they wanted the points.
I think Arsenal did play good today. really close to get a point away in Manchester.
I saw the game, they did play good, but my comment is more directed to those that discredit City's win over Arsenal because of some handball, which was not intended. It's only Arsenal's fault if they couldn't at least get a point. It's unfortunate because they were having a good run.
It wasn't a penalty. He was pulling his arm in when the ball hit him. In saying that Arsenal deserved a point out of the game. To many great opportunites wasted. Best game all season and I don't think either team deserved to lose. Arsenal should take pride away from the game. Its great to see how far Arsenal have come considering the start they had to the season. All the so called Arsenal fans calling for Wengers head at that stage can shove their words up their ass.
DOUBLE POST but if you are still reading this then you have too much time on your hands and i can confirm you also might be gay
great game for the neutrals.
Who on earth is neutral when watching soccer?
Its called FOOTBALL not soccer, fucking hate people that call it soccer, your most likely american? And btw you stole our sports name and named your shit sport where you use your hands as football (whoever thought of that is a retard)
Gnanjaman Completely agree the Americans should call their sport Stickitunderyourarmball.
Looks at most the people saying it was a handball being supporters of other teams who needed city to lose/draw lol. It wasn't intentional and the rules say unintentional doesn't warrant a penalty those are the rules. I mean we should have had a penalty in the Chelsea match in the first half but you don't here me banging on about it. Crap happens and results shouldn't come down to just penaltys anyway they should come down to goals. Arsenal played there hearts out but City were just too much for them on the day and it shows City have bounced back from the Chelsea game even stronger and it's worrying for rivals.
It's lonely at the top. We have had to put up with it for years. Where you from again by the way? When did you start supporting City?
From a little town called heywood mate 30 minutes drive from manchester supported them since i was 7. Kinkladze is my favourite player of all time and I had a season ticket for 5 years (before takeover). So get that idea out your head before you even try it. I'm a real fan mate unlike 90% of utds fanbase.
Small world. I went to Siddal Moor and lived in Heywood for a few years as a kid.
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