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Liverpool fans call for ‘consistency’ after Willy Boly red card vs Man City

Liverpool supporters have taken to Twitter in their numbers tonight to compare the challenge that saw Willy Boly handed his marching orders versus Manchester City, and that of Vincent Kompany on Mohamed Salah two weeks ago.

Man City vs Wolves

Pep Guardiola’s Citizens welcomed Wolves to the Etihad this evening, for a Premier League matchup.

The hosts came into proceedings on an absolutely scintillating run of form, having followed up their crucial 2-1 over Liverpool a fortnight ago with a staggering 16 goals across a pair of cup meetings with Rotherham and Burton Albion.

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Benjamin Mendy celebrates with Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool FC

As such, it came as little surprise when City took the lead with just 10 minutes on the clock tonight.

A perfectly-weighted Aymeric Laporte through-ball split Wolves’ back-4 wide-open, with Leroy Sane’s subsequent delivery having been slid home by Gabriel Jesus.

Boly off

And the visitors’ task was made into a near-impossible one ten minutes later, when Willy Boly was sent for an early bath by referee Craig Pawson.

After winning the ball with his studs in a challenge with Bernardo Silva, Boly followed through in dangerous fashion onto the City midfielder’s calf, leaving Silva in a heap on the ground.

Pawson didn’t hesitate, and quickly produced a red card to reduce Wolves to 10 men.

Boly vs Kompany

The decision, though, has since led to major backlash online, on the part of the Liverpool faithful.

Reds’ fans have called into question why Boly was sent off for his challenge, whereas Vincent Kompany was only booked for his controversial studs-up tackle on Mohamed Salah during the crunch Premier League clash between City and Liverpool two weeks ago.

‘No consistency once again’

The question of ‘consistency’ has been raised by many, with some of the social media highlights showcased below:

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