‘It happens every game’ – Jamie Carragher has sympathy for Manchester United over ‘harsh’ Erling Haaland penalty
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 30
Erling Haaland put Manchester City ahead (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher admits he has sympathy for and following the award of a first half penalty to .

’s side were given a penalty when Rasmus Hojlund was adjudged to have brought down Rodri inside the box.

While the referee did not give the decision, the VAR interevened to send him to the monitor and a spot kick was then given.

Replays showed Hojlund did indeed tug at Rodri’s shirt but the Spaniard threw himself to the ground in dramatic fashion.

Working on Sky Sports’ commentary team, former Premier League official Mike Dean said the decision was ‘100% correct.’

The VAR decision (Picture: SkySports)

However, Carragher disagreed at half-time and said United were on the end of a ‘harsh’ decision.

‘I think it’s a little bit harsh,’ said Carragher.

‘I’m not saying it’s not a penalty but this happens in every game and you don’t see a penalty.’


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