‘Come on!’ - Man City star reveals VAR fury as late penalty denied v Chelsea

Manchester City wanted a penalty in injury-time after the ball struck Levi Colwill's arm.
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Rodri revealed his frustration that Manchester City were not awarded an injury-time penalty in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea, after the ball struck the arm of Levi Colwill.

It was almost the final action of the game as the Chelsea defender and Ruben Dias tussled in the box for the ball, which fell in between the players and rolled down the arm of Colwill. It was an incident that was checked and no penalty was awarded, in what looked like the correct decision.

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However, Rodri wasn’t pleased with the decision from VAR, while Kyle Walker and Erling Haaland were also denied penalties after checks from Stockley Park, following collisions in the area with Raheem Sterling and Ben Chilwell.

“I don't want to talk about the referee, but I don't remember a game with so many VAR checks and none for us - come on man,” Rodri told Match of the Day after the game. “You always see the face of referee and it's now 'move on, move on'.”

The Spaniard was a little more upbeat when he fired City back on level terms in the 83rd minute, after Sterling had netted against his former side in the first period. But it’s a result that hands Liverpool the advantage in the title race, with the Reds four points clear having played a game more.

"There's still a long way until the end of the season,” opined Rodri. “We have to win against Brentford [on Tuesday]. We were on a very good run and we know none of us three [City, Liverpool and Arsenal] will win every game until the end. We have to have a strong mentality and move on to the next one.

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"We have enough experience to know it's just the beginning of the last part of the season. We want to win but we have to check ourselves and in the first half with our defending we have to be stronger for the rest of the season."

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