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Author Topic: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Match Thread  (Read 6724 times)

Offline brontebilly

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Match Thread
« Reply #330 on: January 20, 2021, 08:10:05 PM »
A deliberate play on the ball means he's no longer offside. He was offside the moment the ball was played forward. The flag should have gone up before Mings played the ball.

Absolutely and it would have done pre VAR....ex ref made some kind of bizarre justification of the decision, "player not deemed to have gained an advantage" Mings chested the ball into his path ffs...dreadful defending though it must be said. Another unforced error from Mings costing us a goal, nearly got an o.g. a few minutes before.

Rode our luck plenty of times during the game but a sickener to lose to that goal in the end. We had nothing left in the tank to get an equaliser, subs made no impact. Hard to be too critical today as some players like Barkley were unsurprisingly miles of the pace. Our right side defensively continues to be a problem, the reverse of last season. Cash needs to be a bit braver I think in going to the player quicker. Backing up into his box far too often and very little support from Traore. Was the wrong call from Smith to select Traore tonight, he didn't look up for it from the first minute.

Martinez 8, Cash 4, Konsa 7, Mings 6, Targett 8, Luiz 6, McGinn 5, Traore 4, Barks 4, Jack 7, Watkins 6. Subs Ramsey 5, AEG 5, Taylor 5

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Match Thread
« Reply #331 on: January 20, 2021, 08:11:14 PM »
Savage is cumming in his pants because they seem to have found a rule to explain why the goal should have stood.

He can't hide his excitement.

Savage tried to explain it all away but to be fair to Rio Ferdinand he wasn't having any of it.

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Match Thread
« Reply #332 on: January 20, 2021, 08:12:23 PM »
The decision does not make any sense but Tyrone should be dealing with it.

Or leaving it to go by him. The flag would've gone up then.

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Match Thread
« Reply #333 on: January 20, 2021, 08:15:23 PM »
What would have occurred if Ming's had caught the ball, rather than played it?

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Match Thread
« Reply #334 on: January 20, 2021, 08:16:29 PM »
The decision does not make any sense but Tyrone should be dealing with it.

Or leaving it to go by him. The flag would've gone up then.
He knew that the player was there and he knew he was offside. He was just not expecting to be tackled by him. Even if he did get tackled he's expecting him to be given offside. We've been robbed here make no mistake.

Offline pelty

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Match Thread
« Reply #335 on: January 20, 2021, 08:17:34 PM »
Having had another look, I was harsh on Mings. That was a horrible decision and the fact that VAR has not corrected it says all I need to know about VAR. We may well have lost the game anyway, but by giving that goal it changed everything. How is the system allowed to stay in place as it currently stands?

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Match Thread
« Reply #336 on: January 20, 2021, 08:17:56 PM »
The decision does not make any sense but Tyrone should be dealing with it.

Or leaving it to go by him. The flag would've gone up then.
He knew that the player was there and he knew he was offside. He was just not expecting to be tackled by him. Even if he did get tackled he's expecting him to be offside. We've been robbed here make no mistake.

Exactly how I see it and exactly why the pathetic attempt to justify it is so annoying.

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Match Thread
« Reply #337 on: January 20, 2021, 08:18:13 PM »
 Some thoughts:
1. Being beaten is the result that most people would have expected if this had been our opening match.

BUT
2. It's not the result was 100% expected this morning given our form thus far.
3. Our COVID layoff has affected our general fitness and match fitness.
4. Guardiola took off De Bruyne and Sterling, which tells you something about our general effort.
5. It took an(other) iffy decision to give them the lead.
6. Defensively a pretty good performance, but we're lacking the killer instinct up front - does Ollie need a rest? Should we/can we strengthen?
7. On the balance of play - possession/chances/shots etc. Citeh were the better team and had we been beaten by a couple of decent goals, then I could accept the result.

BUT given the utter shiteness of Moss's decision - and where was the lino's flag?, then I'm mightily pissed off.

Lots of positives to take.
Don't think we had this down as a win, but on to Newcastle - we need to bounce back and show Bruce how the game is played.


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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Match Thread
« Reply #338 on: January 20, 2021, 08:19:15 PM »
I guess that the rule is unclear but if that was a penalty then so was the one at the other end. Mings is a class player prone to stupid mistakes.

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Match Thread
« Reply #339 on: January 20, 2021, 08:19:47 PM »
The decision does not make any sense but Tyrone should be dealing with it.

Or leaving it to go by him. The flag would've gone up then.
He knew that the player was there and he knew he was offside. He was just not expecting to be tackled by him. Even if he did get tackled he's expecting him to be offside. We've been robbed here make no mistake.

Exactly how I see it and exactly why the pathetic attempt to justify it is so annoying.

Totally. It's utter bollocks that an offside can come down to how good a defender's touch is.

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Match Thread
« Reply #340 on: January 20, 2021, 08:22:33 PM »
If the roles had been reversed there’s not a chance in hell the goal would have been allowed to stand.

Offline Flamingo Lane

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Match Thread
« Reply #341 on: January 20, 2021, 08:28:20 PM »
That decision to allow the first goal was utterly diabolical.  As soon as the City player headed the ball forward from midfield the flag should have gone up or the whistle blown for offside, as there was clearly a City player in a position to gain advantage from being in an offside position.

As someone else has inferred, what was Mings supposed to do?  Catch the ball?  Drop to the floor as if struck by a sniper's bullet?  Wave for offside ala Adams and Bould in the 1990s?  Or try to control on his chest a ball coming down from height, at an awkward angle with, by now, some little fucker about to snap at his heels?

 


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