Was Mohamed Salah offside while scoring vs Man City? The Egyptian doubled Liverpool’s lead against City under controversial circumstances.
Liverpool vs Manchester City has been built as the Premier League defining match. This is not surprising considering the form both these sides have shown in the last two years. However, the much-awaited clash is looking to go in Liverpool’s favour so far despite City’s impressive showing,
Manchester City arrived at the Anfield with the sole goal of becoming the first side in over a year to conquer the Reds at their fortress. However, they began their quest in the worst possible way by conceding in the 6th minute.
Just when they thought of launching a comeback, Mohamed Salah piled on the misery with yet another goal in the 13th minute to virtually close the door on Manchester City.
Salah makes it 2-0 in 12 minutes. What a ball from Robbo. pic.twitter.com/LABwGoVSK9
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) November 10, 2019
However, the goal has left many wondering and asking ‘Was Mohamed Salah offside while scoring vs Man City? Trent Alexander-Arnold passed the ball to Andy Roberston who crossed the ball inside the box. The ball found Mohamed Salah who headed the ball past Ederson to double Liverpool’s lead. However, replays seem to suggest that perhaps the forward was not onside after all.
Here’s what twitter thinks about the incident:
Why wasn’t the same scrutiny given to Salah’s goal? We all know why. VAR gives them more chance to rig it. pic.twitter.com/FIBCi945qw
— AFCAMDEN (@AFCAMDEN) November 10, 2019
Salah’s goal was onside.
Thank you, next. pic.twitter.com/lE5e1IgV5e
— – (@AnfieldRd96) November 10, 2019
VAR took 3.5 minutes to disallow a Sheffield United goal for no real reason yesterday.
Today, within 10 seconds, 2 handballs were decided, and there was none of that line drawing check on Salah for offside.
Where is the consistency?
— Sripad (@falsewinger) November 10, 2019
I am a Chelsea fan and I’ll be happy to set things straight. I dont like either teams but here are some facts…
• Bernardo Silva handball FIRST before TAA (should be free kick Liverpool)
• Salah onside…Goal Liverpool
Hope this helps…Manchester City have no excuses. pic.twitter.com/KjqO4Nz3XZ
— Leoul Kebede (@KebedeLeoul) November 10, 2019
This was not the only controversy in the match. Even Liverpool’s opening goal came under questionable circumstances. Manchester City appealed for a handball on Alexander-Arnold. The referee however, waved the appeal and Fabinho produced a stunner to give Liverpool the lead.
Manchester City will consider themselves unlucky and be frustrated with themselves for allowing Liverpool take the lead despite being the more attacking side on the field. However, their defence has been the difference between both the sides and at the moment, it looks like City are doing none of it.
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