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Premier League: Man City held to disappointing draw by Southampton despite VAR relief Football News – Times of India

Manchester: Manchester City was held to a disappointing goalless draw at home by Southampton Premier League On Saturday, despite getting relief due to penalty and red card due to VaR review Kyle Walker Both are being reversed.
After an uneven first half, where City were well below par, Southampton thought they had been given a golden opportunity to take the lead at the start of the second period as they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Adam Armstrong.
To make matters worse for City, Walker was sent off for a foul, only for referee Jon Moss, after a VAR interference, to overturn both a red card and a spot kick.
Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden were both called off the bench as City pressed for the winner, who they thought had caught death through Raheem Sterling, but his attempt was dismissed for offside. Was.
The result means City are three points behind leaders second-placed Liverpool, ahead of third-placed Manchester United, who are in action on goal difference at West Ham United on Sunday.
Southampton’s fourth draw in five league matches this season places them in 15th place.
Guardiola’s side came into the competition after scoring five goals in each of their last three home league games, as well as six goals in the Champions League mid-week.
But the Spaniard’s five changes appeared to have a detrimental effect in Wednesday’s 6-3 win against RB Leipzig, with the champions failing to open any opening of note in the first half.
A muddy town in the second half did not improve, and he was opened by Armstrong, who appeared to be picked up by Walker as he was about to shoot just after the hour mark.
As Walker headed towards the tunnel, referee Moss was asked to review his decision on the pitchside monitor, and, to the relief of the disappointed Etihad, elected to change his mind.
The let-off was met with a crowd – which gave Guardiola a warm welcome in midweek despite City coach’s comments urging fans to outnumber their seats, but it failed to motivate the players.
City’s only shot in the entire match was Foden’s header in the 90th minute, which was well saved by an otherwise turbulent Alex McCarthy in the away goal, with Sterling reacting first to a rebound that he thought was a hit. was the winner.
The lineman’s flag deprived England of international glory, however, VAR confirmed the decision was correct.

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