Brendan Rodgers slams ‘incredible’ decision during Man Utd vs Leicester City
Brendan Rodgers was not happy with one decision during Leicester City’s defeat to Manchester United.
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The Red Devils pulled off a comfortable home win over the Foxes on Sunday, winning 3-0 after an impressive second-half performance. Erik ten Hag’s men have been in superb form of late, and they showed no sign of letting up, as they put a struggling Leicester side to the sword ahead of huge clashes with Barcelona and Newcastle United this week.
But the game wasn’t without controversy, with United star Sabitzer dodging a sending off following his nasty-looking challenge on Wout Faes. Sabitzer planted his boot just under Faes’ knee, and it looked to be a stonewall red card, but there was no dismissal, and that left Leicester boss Rodgers furious.
“It’s a sending off. Straight-legged onto the knee, how it wasn’t looked at is incredible,” Rodgers said in his post-match press conference.
“I don’t know (why a red card wasn’t shown). We’ve seen in the last few weeks, some of the decisions. Someone has said it was maybe after an incident but I don’t buy that one. If you look at Arsenal’s penalty at Manchester City, Eddie Nketiah is in on goal and has a shot at goal, but the follow through makes it a foul, which makes it a penalty,”
“In this instance, even if the play has stopped, he’s followed through and straight-legged him right on his knee.”
It’s a good job Sabitzer wasn’t sent off, given a red card would have seen him miss Sunday’s Carabao Cup final with Newcastle United.