Twitter goes mad as Manchester United kick off 2021 with controversial penalty
2021 is meant to be a contemporary begin for everybody. 2020 was the stuff of nightmares, however this yr is the right time for change.
Effectively, until you are Manchester United.
Should you’re Manchester United, you possibly can look ahead to one other yr of penalties.
United welcomed Aston Villa to Previous Trafford on New 12 months’s Day, however channelled their interior 2020 within the sixtieth minute after they received one more penalty – their eleventh of the season in all competitions. That is 11 in 25 video games, which is a frankly ridiculous document.
Paul Pogba went down within the field and was deemed to have been tripped by a livid Douglas Luiz, who was adamant that he didn’t contact the Frenchman.
The referee didn’t hesitate to offer the penalty and VAR agreed with the choice, and whereas there clearly was slight contact, Villa have been left livid at simply how little was wanted to take Pogba to the bottom.
As per normal, up stepped the wonderful Bruno Fernandes, who fired house into the underside left for his bazillionth objective for the membership since becoming a member of 12 months in the past.
Penchester United? Bruno Penandes? Take your choose. Neither are humorous anyway.
Fernandes’ penalty was sufficient to steer United to a 2-1 win over Dean Smith’s facet, serving to the Pink Devils transfer stage on factors with league leaders Liverpool after 16 video games.
It is the third Premier League sport this season by which a Fernandes penalty has received all three factors for United, which is psychological.
He is already been immediately liable for victories over Brighton and West Brom, and now Villa can add their names to the ever-growing checklist!
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