Former Ref explains why City could never have had a penalty early on

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Former Premier League referee Bobby Madley has came to Liverpool fans’ aid on social media, after seemingly everyone else saying Manchester City should have been awarded a penalty early on at Anfield.

Loads of pundits have claimed that the Citizens were hard done by after the ball struck Trent Alexander-Arnold’s arm in the penalty area.

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The ball first hit the arm of Bernardo Silva, and Madley informed people on Twitter that if the officials were to blow the whistle for the second handling of the ball, the first would overrule it.

In this scenario, a penalty would not have been possible and there is zero credence in suggestions that City should have been award a spot kick.

He’s since deleted the Tweet, but his point stands.

The Reds were able to clear the ball after Trent’s intervention and quick broke away. In fact, it only took 20 seconds for the lads to get the ball into City’s net.

A chance was gifted to Fabinho and the Brazilian made no mistake as he powered the ball into the left side of the goal.

There was no stopping the effort from the midfielder as Claudio Bravo was left helpless by the sheer power and accuracy of the Liverpool man’s shot.

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