Man City got away with two red cards & an illegal goal vs Burnley

Manchester City 5 – Burnley 0

Another weekend, another win for Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s men scored five times against Burnley on Saturday in the Premier League.

The Sky Blues are the league’s top scorers with 26 goals. Chelsea are the second highest scorers this season with 20 goals.

Sergio Aguero broke the deadlock against Burnley in the first half.

In the second period Man City scored four times through Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane.

However did Man City benefit from a series of favourable decisions against Burnley?

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Arguably Guardiola’s side should have been reduced to nine men, while one of the goals should never have stood.

Vincent Kompany vs Aaron Lennon

In the opening minute of the match, Man City centre-half Vincent Kompany was fortunate to avoid a red card.

Kompany caught Aaron Lennon with a high boot.

Did referee Jonathan Moss bottle his decision? The official only showed a yellow card to Kompany.

Vincent Kompany vs Aaron Lennon (1)

Vincent Kompany vs Aaron Lennon (2)

Leroy Sane vs Matt Lowton

In the 81st minute, German international winger Leroy Sane went into the book.

But should Sane have been sent off against Burnley?

Sane committed a terrible tackle from behind on Matt Lowton.

To be clear, Sane got nowhere near the ball. Instead the Man City midfielder recklessly cut down Lowton.

Once again, many felt Man City benefited from another poor decision from ref Jon Moss.

Leroy Sane vs Matt Lowton

Man City’s illegal goal vs Burnley

Burnley’s final gripe surrounded Man City’s second goal of the game.

David Silva teed up his namesake Bernardo Silva in the 54th minute.

However TV replays confirmed that the ball went out of play before David Silva laid on his pass.

If only VAR was active in the Premier League this season…

Man City’s illegal goal vs Burnley (1)

Man City’s illegal goal vs Burnley (2)

Also see: West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic accused of head-butting & punching Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez.

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