Jamie Carragher blasts decision to give Manchester City another ‘very harsh’ penalty for Marc Cucurella’s pull on Erling Haaland
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 13, 2023 - 12:20AM
Erling Haaland was brought down(Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Liverpool legend branded the decision to give a penalty for ’s pull on ‘very harsh’.

City took the lead midway through the first half at Stamford Bridge when Erling Haaland scored from the spot.

The referee awarded a spot kick after Haaland was brought down by Cucurella.

However, replays showed that the pair had a grab of one another and, if anything, it was Haaland that first grappled with the defender.

City were awarded a controversial penalty against Manchester United when Rasmus Hojlund was adjudged to have brought down Rodri.

But Carragher said this decision was even more controversial.

Haaland scored the penalty (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Speaking over a replay of the incident, Carragher said: ‘This isn’t right… no, no, no. This isn’t right.

‘The VAR has looked the end of the tussle. He needs to look at the start. This is very harsh.’

Chelsea put their anger behind them by hitting back through Thiago Silva to draw the home side level.

Raheem Sterling then put the Blues in front when he scored against his former side to turn the game on its head.

But, City were level on the stroke of half-time when Manuel Akanja headed past Robert Sanchez.


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