Man City top briefly after beating Villa
20/01/2021 | sport | football | 2,179
Manchester City beat Aston Villa to lead the Premier League for the first time this season - for a couple of hours before neighbours United regain top spot.
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20/01/2021 20:01:47 200 91
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What is the point of VAR if they cannot spot such an obvious offside, especially when it leads to such a crucial goal.
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20/01/2021 20:06:18 171 54
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The way that the VAR officials tried to explain it away was laughable, the player coming vback from an offside position clearly tackled the defender to win the ball. At that point he was offside, if the defender had passed the ball back and he had intercepted it then yes he would have been played onside.
Football has been ruined and officials are deciding results every week with no consistency.
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20/01/2021 20:06:56 47 46
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Because it wasnt offside. Learn the rules
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20/01/2021 20:07:55 25 18
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Reminds me of the decision to award the world cup to Qatar. There's a common denominator there somewhere...
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20/01/2021 20:09:07 19 22
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Errr It Was 2-0 Wasn't It ?
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20/01/2021 20:09:34 24 31
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They are there to help the rich (not big) clubs. They don’t want the villas, Everton’s and Leicester in the champions league, and will do anything to achieve that
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20/01/2021 20:11:34 12 12
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Loserpool plummeting down the table great to see.
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20/01/2021 20:11:36 31 14
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The offside decision ruled out because the ball comes from Villa player.
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20/01/2021 20:11:56 16 12
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Did Mings have control of the ball before Rodri tackled him? Referee clearly thought he did. Very debatable though.
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20/01/2021 20:11:57 21 14
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Learn. The. Rules.
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20/01/2021 20:13:54 19 5
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Mings touched the ball so not offside. Simples.
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20/01/2021 20:14:51 23 9
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What makes you think it is offside?

Rhodri is in an offside position but does not challenge for the ball, and is trying to get back onside.

Once Mings touches the ball he plays Rhodri onside. If Mings doesn't know the offside rule, that's his fault. If in doubt Mings should clear his lines.

I've been watching City for 40 years, despite all the changes to the rules, that's never been offside.
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20/01/2021 20:15:58 9 3
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Swings and Roundabouts
Sheff utd goal last season.
Mings Should have cleared it anyway because when he Chested the ball it brought the player back in play.
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20/01/2021 20:18:21 3 7
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Penalty and an offside gol last night both overturned by VAR because on an inch, tonight I guess the rule wasn't long enough.
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20/01/2021 20:20:54 7 5
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As it wasn’t offside. That’ll be why. Learn the laws of game! ??
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20/01/2021 20:21:48 4 3
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He tackled him. You can’t be offside when you tackle someone
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20/01/2021 20:24:28 3 1
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Take a look at the discussion on Reddit - the guys there know a lot more about the rules than the so-called experts on the BBC .
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20/01/2021 20:32:59 4 1
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Tomorrow’s home schooling exercise is learn the offside law. Good luck.
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20/01/2021 20:39:43 4 1
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Amazing how angry people are getting about their own inability to understand the rules. :)
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20/01/2021 20:42:39 6 0
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You clearly cannot understand the difference between being offside and being in an offside position. I quite probably hate the offside law more than you, but there is no point blaming VAR which reached the correct decision. It is the offside law which is at fault not VAR.
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20/01/2021 20:51:41 5 0
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Not offside by the rules, which rules has been in place since 1990
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20/01/2021 20:58:21 4 0
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Not offside, read the rules before u comment
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20/01/2021 20:02:01 52 26
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Jonny Moss....so funny! Misses the genuine fouls and gives the dives and forgets the rules!....really shouldn't be reffin! Comedy gold..??
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20/01/2021 20:47:31 12 9
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Apparently keeping football going in this lockdown is good for our mental health.

Felt great enjoying this fine game for 78 minutes.........and then along came Moss........

Prozac anyone?
21/01/2021 09:42:07 1 1
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Superb refereeing from Moss this evening in difficult weather.
Knows the Rules that guy.
Unlike you.
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20/01/2021 20:02:22 226 45
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Deserved win on the balance for us but horribly cruel on villa with that offside call, VAR is just ridiculous I’ve completely lost faith in the system.

Unlucky Villa you’ve been magnificent this year.

Well done city onwards and upwards.
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20/01/2021 20:12:28 45 7
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Will, a very fair judgement on the game
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20/01/2021 20:27:57 14 16
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Read the rules, It wasn’t offside, BT pundits explained exactly why. Nothing cruel about it.
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20/01/2021 20:29:26 7 5
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There's nothing wrong with VAR. The problem is that it's the same rubbish refs who use it. See the problem now?
20/01/2021 22:28:27 9 2
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Don’t think Villa of all teams have cause to complain about VAR - only in the division because of the goal that wasn’t
20/01/2021 22:54:05 2 1
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Top of the table shows 2 of the three richest teams in the PL. Only Chelsea is missing because of bad managers! The table should look like this every year considering the billions they throw at the table. If Man U had same money as Fulham, Man U would NEVER have been at the top! Money does matter! So, no big WOW at Man U being top of the table! It's about time!
21/01/2021 00:02:18 4 3
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Nothing to do with VAR. The law was applied straightforwardly.
21/01/2021 02:20:36 0 1
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The “system” isn’t at fault ,it’s the stupid rule.
21/01/2021 07:08:27 1 1
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The decision is nothing to do with VER, it's allowed under the rules of the game
21/01/2021 07:45:29 1 2
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But it worked. You need to read up the rules
21/01/2021 09:49:32 3 1
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VAR fails in those marginal offside decisions (e.g. the guys arm for Leeds) but last night wasn't about VAR - it exposed what most of us are guilty of - we don't know the rules of the game.
Villa fans were happy to accept a 0-0 draw with Sheffield United last season, when United had a very legitimate goal disallowed. But for that decision Villa wouldn't even be in the Premiership this season.
21/01/2021 12:02:57 0 1
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this has nothing to do with VAR. It was a correct ruling.
21/01/2021 17:44:30 0 0
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Will, you love buying things right..now you've got VAR..disgusting Covidzens that you lot are...bought your way back in Europe, now VAR suspiciously following YOUR rules...Oh Aguerro tested positive again!!! You lot are a disgrace to football..
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20/01/2021 20:02:26 168 27
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Understandably Villa players dead on their feet last 20 mins.

Hate it when Jon Moss refs our games. Gifted United a pen at 0-0 last season when Fernandes stamped on Konsa and threw himself to the ground
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20/01/2021 20:13:16 26 3
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John Moss is useless end of.
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20/01/2021 20:17:02 18 4
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Remember that. You'd hope Moss would have improved his game since that decision but he's clearly still got his big clubs tinted glasses on
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20/01/2021 20:27:26 13 17
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Had 20 days off, other teams have played 3 games. should been fresh as a buttercup....
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20/01/2021 20:35:38 4 3
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Well Come to our World 9 penalties against up to yet.

Rule Changes Should be made against players going down before contact too much Cheating going on.
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20/01/2021 20:46:17 12 8
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Unfortunately Moss seems to uniquely favour anyone but Villa. So many decisions against us over the years
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20/01/2021 21:03:29 16 8
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So when the Everton v City game was called off people moaned that City were getting a rest which was unfair. Now villa have a rest they are now dead on their feet.
Which one is it!
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20/01/2021 21:07:54 10 1
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Well played Villa. Not far off a European spot in this bizarre season - and playing like that might just get you there.
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20/01/2021 21:13:27 8 0
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He's rubbish for everybody.
20/01/2021 21:31:05 6 4
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At least he didn't send off Grealish for you though, so not all bad.
20/01/2021 22:21:08 3 1
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I totally agree,Moss is not up to these games,all his decisions go,the way of the big name,big money clubs.Disgusting.
20/01/2021 22:55:03 2 2
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Top of the table shows 2 of the three richest teams in the PL. Only Chelsea is missing because of bad managers! The table should look like this every year considering the billions they throw at the table. If Man U had same money as Fulham, Man U would NEVER have been at the top! Money does matter! So, no big WOW at Man U being top of the table! It's about time!
21/01/2021 08:36:20 0 0
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Moss is a disgrace of a ref, if I ever see his name as the ref before a match then I know we will have to score at least 3 goals because he will give the opposition every chance he can to grab a couple.
He is either crap or corrupt!
21/01/2021 09:20:24 1 0
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Dead on their feet? They haven't played for almost 3 weeks they should of been significantly more energetic than City, City have played 6 games since Villa last played.
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20/01/2021 20:02:31 11 21
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What's blue & having gone into hiding for a year just reappeared?

A Manchester City fan
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20/01/2021 20:07:04 8 2
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Ha, that coming from a pewl fan.
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20/01/2021 20:07:57 3 1
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Didn't Have You Down As The Jealous Type !
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20/01/2021 20:10:42 8 0
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What’s red bitter and only appears one year in 30?
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20/01/2021 20:10:57 2 2
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Too right lad! Only appear when they win.
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DDD
20/01/2021 20:19:19 3 1
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It's because we're back on our perch mate. What's easy to read and not well-read?
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20/01/2021 20:22:24 5 1
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I wonder how long it took you to think of that? 30 years?
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20/01/2021 21:10:06 3 0
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Good doggie, you heard the whistle. Now Back In your Box,. you sad little attention seeker.
21/01/2021 12:10:29 0 0
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it's called lockdown.
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20/01/2021 20:02:40 14 8
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What a game, could have been the best 0-0 to be fair . Hard luck Villa.
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20/01/2021 20:09:50 0 0
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Yeh. Hahahard luck.
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20/01/2021 20:02:44 58 37
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Second time in the month that we've been cheated in Manchester, but we're very much still work in progress and the future bodes really well for us Villans.
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20/01/2021 20:06:15 20 41
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City's 1st goal was clearly offside but the penalty was a stonewall..
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20/01/2021 20:09:21 1 6
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Nah. Going down pal.
20/01/2021 21:50:45 1 0
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Have a look at the stats. Cheated indeed, you’re deluded WSV.
21/01/2021 00:07:32 1 0
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While I don't think you were cheated, I really must say how great it was to watch your Villa team against us tonight. You were excellent.
21/01/2021 10:51:38 0 1
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No you weren't the first goal was correct read the rules if Mings is to thick to know them tough, he controlled the ball with his chest then his foot so that nullifies the off side its not rocket science but it might be for a Villa fan ??
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20/01/2021 20:02:49 133 46
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Jonathan Moss shouldn’t be referring in the premiership!

Absolutely ridiculous decision for the first goal!
He should be made accountable and not be allowed to referee in the premiership again...
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20/01/2021 20:13:54 16 6
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No should be Sunday morning at the best
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20/01/2021 20:14:18 5 1
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John Moss is useless end of.
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20/01/2021 20:15:12 5 1
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No he shouldn’t be a ref in any professional league
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20/01/2021 20:28:23 10 8
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The first goal correctly stood. Read the rules.
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20/01/2021 20:38:35 4 0
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He’s not been the same since he left Culture Club????
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20/01/2021 21:00:48 4 4
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Read the offside rules, then delete your comment please as ref made correct decision
20/01/2021 21:54:54 2 1
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VAR gave the goal. Because it was a goal. End of.
20/01/2021 22:29:11 3 2
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That is the rule. Always has been. Great decision by the ref. Everyone on here saying anything different is just plain wrong. Simple
21/01/2021 09:21:48 0 1
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Yes - how dare he apply the Offside Rules so accurately before you had had the chance to check them yourself!
Pfft...
21/01/2021 09:41:37 1 0
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The only thing wrong with that goal is that it was scored against Villa which means many Villa fans can't handle it & persuade each other that it was the referee's or VAR's fault.

Which ignores that City were the better side on the night, scored two legal goals vs Villa's nil, and in general deserved the win
21/01/2021 10:43:32 0 1
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It's ok jumping up and down but Moss didn't just make the rule up, I read Mings didnt know the rule, maybe being a defender he should actually read them to know what he can and can't do. Villa supporters love to moan how about start moaning about the amount of times Grealish throws himself to the floor, get over it City were the better side.
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20/01/2021 20:02:53 335 108
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Oh dear !, what an injustice.
Apparently coming back from an offside position to tackle a defender isn't seeking an advantage anymore. How could that goal be allowed ?.
Feel sorry foe Villains
Well played Man City.

Refereeing this year is disgraceful !
The vile were lucky to finish with 11. Grealish was a lucky boy. Removed
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20/01/2021 20:11:14 44 12
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The defender deliberately played the ball so that’s why he wasn’t offside. It really makes no sense. If the shoe was on the other foot I would’ve been smashing my tv. I’m a city fan
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20/01/2021 20:16:10 36 14
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If you saw BT's ref explain the decision then, according to the letter of the law, the player was not offside as soon as Mings controlled the ball. If Mings had controlled the ball 10 yards from the player then slipped and was dispossessed it wouldn't have been given as offside. It was just that the player was very close to Mings. I thought it was offside at the time, but I guess Rules is Rules.
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20/01/2021 20:20:22 50 14
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Also, the penalty shouldn't have been given. Imagine if that happened in the first few minutes of a Champions League Final.

WHAT.......it did? Then surely fans of the team that benefitted that night won't be on here criticising this awarded pen!
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20/01/2021 20:22:18 73 28
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"coming back from an offside position to tackle a defender" AFTER THE DEFENDER HAS TOUCHED THE BALL.

How long does Rhodri have to wait to start competing again in your fantasy world?

As soon as Mings touches the ball Rhodri is back onside. That's how it has always been.
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20/01/2021 20:38:08 12 1
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Imagine if Mings had brought the ball down then passed it back to his keeper with his 2nd touch only to play it to Rodri 10 yards away. This would not be offside. Mings controls the ball with his chest then has a touch with his foot when he is tackled by Rodri. Similar situation in the eyes of the law but the latter one looks and feels wrong.
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20/01/2021 20:57:49 13 3
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Ref was right, mings made an error like so many over paid players make week in week out. Get over it
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20/01/2021 21:03:48 8 2
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Come back when you know the rules.
Idiot Removed
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20/01/2021 21:09:36 10 3
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Please read law 11. If an opponent deliberately plays the ball it's not offside. This is not new.
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20/01/2021 21:45:41 4 1
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True, accept he didn’t tackle the defender, he took the ball out of him after a pour control by the villa player. No brainer this as confirmed by VAR as annoying it might well be for Scousers and united fans to understand.
20/01/2021 22:17:02 3 0
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Dear Pete.
Read the rules, then keep reading them until you understand. It's really not that hard.
20/01/2021 22:26:12 1 0
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'Anymore'?? It's a long established part of the offside rule. Anyone would think it only came into force this season.
20/01/2021 22:26:52 0 5
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Money talks!
20/01/2021 22:27:19 4 2
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I don't. Villa are a farcical cheating team at the best of times so no sympathy for them whatsoever. I remember playing Sunday football 30 years ago, and that's always been the rule. As soon as someone touches it (defending team) they are all onside again. How the hell Smith, rest of Aston Villa, Rio Ferdinand etc do not know that is farcical! Idiots. Well played ref for getting it right!
20/01/2021 22:29:19 1 2
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Honestly as a non top 6 side we aren’t that bothered we know that we have to play well and have stupid decisions out of the equation before we can beat either of the Manchester sides kinda goes for all the teams out of the top 6 but good luck to ya
20/01/2021 22:54:23 0 4
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Top of the table shows 2 of the three richest teams in the PL. Only Chelsea is missing because of bad managers! The table should look like this every year considering the billions they throw at the table. If Man U had same money as Fulham, Man U would NEVER have been at the top! Money does matter! So, no big WOW at Man U being top of the table! It's about time!
plw
20/01/2021 23:35:15 0 0
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Offside Rule
An attacking player cannot be ruled offside if an opposing player passes them the ball in the opposing teams half of the pitch.

If a player is in the opponents half of the pitch and the ball is played backwards to them, regardless of if there are any opposing players between them and the goalkeeper, they are onside and play should continue.
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20/01/2021 20:02:54 21 14
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What is it with VAR and the Manchester sides benefitting from it all the tie? The 1st City goal was Offside as the striker cae back from an offside position to win the ball. The penalty was a joke too, Moss only gave it because the Villa manager told himm a few hoe truths before Moss sent him off.
Football has been ruined and Officials are constantly deciding the results of matches.
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20/01/2021 20:06:23 2 4
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United have not benefited from it, apart from when the wrong decision was given against them on the pitch. It’s a complete myth that doesn’t stand up to any scrutiny, perpetuated by jealous ABUs.

If this had happened to United, we’d never hear the end of it.
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20/01/2021 20:07:05 1 2
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Liverpool have never benefited from VAR
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20/01/2021 20:07:45 1 0
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Haha. Another vacuous comment from someone who doesn’t know the rules.
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20/01/2021 20:10:25 3 1
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First goal was ok according to the offside law, although to us who don't know the rule we thought it was offside.
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ste
20/01/2021 20:19:30 1 0
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Big Brown Envelopes Full Of Cash!
20/01/2021 22:23:05 0 0
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VAR gave both the goal and the penalty.
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20/01/2021 20:02:54 11 15
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Best team lost
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20/01/2021 20:03:00 26 22
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Good goal - get over it everybody
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20/01/2021 20:04:32 5 4
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You should be a ref...
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20/01/2021 20:07:50 3 2
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It was a wonderful goal yes but it came from an illegal move due to the offside rule
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20/01/2021 20:10:08 1 1
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Are you a cheat as well?
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20/01/2021 20:11:36 2 1
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Rubbish and you know it
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20/01/2021 20:03:11 15 13
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What a wonderful watch City are, rightfully and deservedly top of the league.
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20/01/2021 20:06:46 4 0
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Agreed
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20/01/2021 20:09:26 0 1
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My left foot!
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20/01/2021 20:10:01 0 3
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For 90 mins. City have no class just oil
20/01/2021 22:14:51 0 0
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Not anymore plastics
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20/01/2021 20:03:11 7 17
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Man city = cheats..
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20/01/2021 20:08:23 4 0
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another one who needs to grow up
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20/01/2021 20:09:26 3 0
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any evidence?.
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20/01/2021 20:11:39 3 0
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How original. Home schooling really is making you tired.
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20/01/2021 20:14:06 3 0
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Someone's sensitive
Grealish = Cheat, diver, vermin Removed
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20/01/2021 20:19:58 3 0
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Nothing they could do about the referee's decision you numpty!
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20/01/2021 20:03:13 8 15
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MAN CITY PAYING THE REFS AND VAR OFF STINKS
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20/01/2021 20:06:11 8 3
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Haha. Another who doesn’t know the rules. Dry yer eyes.
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20/01/2021 20:06:18 2 0
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grow up.
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20/01/2021 20:03:18 15 11
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Yet again officials not up to the job!
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20/01/2021 20:05:47 19 5
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Yep. Grealish should have walked.
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20/01/2021 20:03:20 131 60
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The worst refereeing you'll ever see, we could all see that City's first goal came from a clear offside and so sending off Villa's manager for complaining that VAR did'nt get involved is a kick in the teeth for football.
Nothing ever changes.
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20/01/2021 20:05:25 124 144
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Check the offside rule pal. Try it. Education is a wonderful thing. Dry your eyes as well.
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20/01/2021 20:05:37 17 15
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Are you Rio Ferdinand? He doesn't know the rules either
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20/01/2021 20:05:38 26 22
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Wrong!!! the offside rule states the player was onside
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20/01/2021 20:05:42 16 16
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Or you could just learn the rules
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20/01/2021 20:08:13 21 16
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The goal might be morally troublesome but it’s within the laws of the game
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20/01/2021 20:08:32 22 16
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Not offside according to the rules, so goal was right to stand, but rule needs looking at
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20/01/2021 20:23:02 5 5
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Learn the rules before making daft comments
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20/01/2021 20:42:49 1 2
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Any argument re the second? No? Thought not, either one beat your zero score.
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20/01/2021 20:43:38 1 2
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FAR did get involved.
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20/01/2021 21:14:04 0 3
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Please go to the Ifab Web site. No offside because the Village player deliberately chested the ball. Goal stands, presumably after VAR check for obvious error.
20/01/2021 22:26:42 0 1
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VAR did get involved.
20/01/2021 22:30:54 0 3
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Muppet! Has always been the rule. I was taught that 30 years ago. Nothing has change. Dean Smith is an embarrassment!
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20/01/2021 20:03:24 1 3
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Absolutely terrible decision to let the first goal stand. Totally ruined what was a good game up to that point.
Await crying Liverfool s Removed
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20/01/2021 20:07:55 8 6
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Haha LiVARpool hahahhah
Dickhead! Removed
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20/01/2021 20:03:45 4 7
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Like an Aston Parked outside a Villa...it's a good day to be a Man City fan.
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20/01/2021 20:06:17 2 4
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scoring from offsides is your level of good is it?
Disgraceful refereeing and Villa were robbed by two terrible decisions, clearly off side for the first goal and an accidental handball for the penalty. The officials for this match should be suspended and their finances investigated paying particular attention to any property they may own or listed in their wife's name in the UAE. John Moss should never referee ever again. Removed
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20/01/2021 20:06:54 31 20
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Grow up. First goal Rodri didn’t go for the ball until Mings touched it and the handball was clear. He shouldn’t have had his hands up so high and away from his face.
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20/01/2021 20:08:32 0 0
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Your saying they took bribes. That's a serious charge, you got anything to back that up? No? Ever heard of human error?
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20/01/2021 20:08:45 3 0
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Hahah you sad Loserpool
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20/01/2021 20:09:45 3 0
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Gawd you really are full of nonsense. Finances investigated? Hilarious. Yep, moon landings didn’t happen and aliens built the pyramids all coming to a screen near you!
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20/01/2021 20:10:59 1 0
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Brass Head.
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20/01/2021 20:18:49 0 0
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The guys hand was level with his head, unnatural, therefore under the current rules handball.

Don't blame the referee for awarding the corrct decision, blame the new rules.

I don't see Grealish and co, United or Liverpool whinging when they get the advantage.

Rhodri wasn't offside eithrr under any interpretation of the offside rule I know, and I've been going for almost 40 years.
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20/01/2021 20:18:55 1 0
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Childish comment. Jesus heads the ball at goal, a defender blocks it at head height with his hand - that's a pen in anybody's book. As for the "offside" well it seems the referee on the pitch, the referees in the VAR room and The Premier League disagree.
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20/01/2021 20:03:52 6 7
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Brilliant game of football. Chances galore at both ends. Credit to Villa for equally attacking football, but move over Leicester... there is only one City.... TOTL!
(Ps come on Fulham)
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20/01/2021 20:03:54 3 1
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And theyre off!
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20/01/2021 20:03:59 17 7
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Cracking game.
Unlucky Villa, up to the penalty deserved a point imo.
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20/01/2021 20:04:11 3 7
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GAME SHOULD HAVE BEEN 0 O
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20/01/2021 20:04:13 165 34
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Red card for JOHN MOSS. Before, he was just incompetent. Now he is also the most arrogant referee in PL.

He should not be refereeing any professional football match anymore.
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20/01/2021 20:12:45 70 13
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He also carries too much weight to be a too referee.
400
20/01/2021 20:20:34 0 6
bbc
To be fair up until the offside I thought he'd had a good game
459
20/01/2021 20:24:47 3 9
bbc
You've no idea what Smith said to the ref, lip reading him he clearly said "cr%p" possibly "f%$k off" , that's dissent, both red card offences.
846
20/01/2021 21:00:06 1 0
bbc
Completely right.
20/01/2021 22:11:31 3 2
bbc
British referees are of the same standard as many British institutions today including politicians, civil servants & media - mediocre at best
20/01/2021 23:01:17 2 1
bbc
You can't blame the ref, he applied the law. Mings is at fault he chests the ball but fails to control it, so Rhodri can nip the ball off him. Would you have complained if Mings had headed the ball behind him and Rhodri had scored, no because you know thats the rule.
21/01/2021 09:06:28 1 2
bbc
Perfect decision by Moss: the rule couldn’t be clearer, Lionel.
You didn’t know it, I assume?
21/01/2021 12:32:22 2 0
bbc
Moss is well passed his sell by date - Ask any Premier League manager their feelings when the see he has been appointed.
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20/01/2021 20:04:30 12 9
bbc
Rodri was in a unnatural position so therefore the ref should've blown his whistle for offside. Really ashamed how it turned City's way when Villa really had a good go.
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20/01/2021 20:12:41 4 2
bbc
Mings chested the bad down and had control of the ball. This plays him onside
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20/01/2021 20:21:00 1 0
bbc
Lolz. ‘Unnatural position’? What on earth is that?
29
20/01/2021 20:04:32 23 5
bbc
A valiant effort from Aston Villa against by far the best side in the league.

Just imagine how good City would be if they could finish properly! Still getting the job done though and looking very solid.
12
20/01/2021 20:03:00 26 22
bbc
Good goal - get over it everybody
30
20/01/2021 20:04:32 5 4
bbc
You should be a ref...
31
20/01/2021 20:04:34 13 6
bbc
I genuinely don’t know anymore. I thought we had seen enough of useless officials, now we are onto corrupt ones. Hard to compete already but that’s laughably bad. Worse than the pogba dive and the West Ham farce.
222
20/01/2021 20:11:54 1 2
bbc
Did you ever know ?
266
20/01/2021 20:13:37 1 0
bbc
Not as bad as the sheff united goal which keep u up coyi
32
20/01/2021 20:04:34 6 7
bbc
Is it brown envelope time again,just saying??
Idiot!!! Removed
33
20/01/2021 20:04:38 7 7
bbc
Great victory for City- another win, another clean sheet, top of the league with a game in hand (for a couple of hours only but still) and crucial but lucky win.

Villa deserved at least a point. Our first goal shouldn't have stood imo and the penalty was a tad harsh. But to win titles, you need luck and decisions to be in favour of you.

Tough game out the way, great show from Villa

#CTID
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20/01/2021 20:08:25 1 1
bbc
Well done lad for telling the truth unlike so many others!
305
20/01/2021 20:15:25 0 0
bbc
Very good Villa. Should not have taken targets off. Mings in England team?.
34
20/01/2021 20:04:57 8 8
bbc
Jon Moss deserves MOTM for City. Useless ref. Ruined this game
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20/01/2021 20:05:00 7 5
bbc
Okay they have done it now. I have retired from watching football at the age of 36. I just can't stand anymore of this rubbish and it feels so corrupt to let the rich teams win.
185
20/01/2021 20:10:39 2 3
bbc
Remember the sheff united goal m8
192
20/01/2021 20:10:49 0 1
bbc
You won’t be missed
21/01/2021 12:12:35 0 0
bbc
bye bye
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20/01/2021 20:05:06 37 34
bbc
Villa will moan about 1st goal, but we got another and should have won by a few !!!
You wasn’t moaning when that Sheffield United VAR decision kept you up !!
I know it must be difficult, but try hard not to be a plonker Removed
115
20/01/2021 20:07:49 5 9
bbc
Absolute rubbish! Villa deserved a point as you well know it!
159
20/01/2021 20:09:43 5 6
bbc
It was goal line technology that kept them up? And would you prefer Watford in the prem or Villa? A team that actually play decent football
453
20/01/2021 20:24:13 2 2
bbc
VAR didnt keep us up idjiit, goal line technology failed to work, nothing to do with VAR
622
20/01/2021 20:36:09 3 2
bbc
Errr, sorry but your wrong. Go read the rules then look at the final table. If the goal had been given Villa would have still stayed up. They'd have had equal points and GD with Bournemouth BUT had scored one goal more. Staying up I'm afraid
So your whole argument , an attempt to create some sort of 'Moral equivalence " between these 2 games is baseless
20/01/2021 21:44:04 0 0
bbc
You can’t put it down to one decision v SUFC. Villa had plenty of poor decisions against them in 19/20 season. That probably evened out 1 of many that list us points, so just cease the banal goal line tech issue.
Not offside and not a penalty.

Shame on Moss, what a disgrace!

Well done Villa, and well done Dean Smith for not taking the head of that prick.
Removed
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20/01/2021 20:05:09 11 7
bbc
VAR an utter disgrace, why does football never ever get these things right
39
20/01/2021 20:05:16 1 4
bbc
Clearly offside. What is wrong with VAR? Why can't they just get it right?!
40
20/01/2021 20:05:16 4 3
bbc
Got to feel for villa. Been to Manchester twice now and been robbed twice by incompetent refs and var refs who are also incompetent. Pogba trips himself = penalty. Rodri in a different postcode then interferes with play = onside. Joke.
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20/01/2021 20:08:48 1 2
bbc
Without wishing to pour petrol on any fire here, however, wasn't it not too long ago that Aston benefitted from incompetence against Sheffield to save you from relegation?
285
20/01/2021 20:14:28 0 0
bbc
Pogba was tripped. This was analysed on match of the day. His leg was knocked. But the fernandes one last season was never a pen.
41
20/01/2021 20:05:19 3 4
bbc
Whoever was in the VAR studio should be sacked
64
20/01/2021 20:06:07 1 1
bbc
It did not get referred to VAR
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ste
20/01/2021 20:20:43 0 0
bbc
The owners of Man City ??????
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20/01/2021 20:05:19 3 2
bbc
what you on about? if Im in an offside position and an opposing player passes it back to me and I score it isn't offside...this is no different plain and simple. He deliberately played it and plays him on!!!
43
20/01/2021 20:05:23 1 2
bbc
Perhaps if it had just been his arm that was 25 yards offside, VAR may have spotted it.
44
20/01/2021 20:05:24 3 3
bbc
City extremely lucky. VAR no nearer to eradicating dodgy decisions. Hard on Villa.
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20/01/2021 20:03:20 131 60
bbc
The worst refereeing you'll ever see, we could all see that City's first goal came from a clear offside and so sending off Villa's manager for complaining that VAR did'nt get involved is a kick in the teeth for football.
Nothing ever changes.
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20/01/2021 20:05:25 124 144
bbc
Check the offside rule pal. Try it. Education is a wonderful thing. Dry your eyes as well.
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20/01/2021 20:17:04 14 16
bbc
Think it's you who needs to learn the rules... He offside when his teammate plays the ball, he's then made influence from that offside position, what more do you need to understand
624
20/01/2021 20:36:22 3 5
bbc
Absolutely tosh mate. Forward clearly interfering with play. That rule is for when a player in an offside position but not interfering, then when play carries on he can rejoin the play. Their version was covering the refs a**e. And Smith was sent off purely cause refs don't like been told when they're wrong.
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20/01/2021 21:09:18 3 1
bbc
Serious question, as he’s closing on the ball and Mings, before Mings touches the ball. Isn’t it offside at that point - going to the ball is clearly seeking an advantage... Education is a wonderful thing.
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Stu
20/01/2021 20:05:26 1 1
bbc
Brilliant game - truly shocking referee decision. Moss hiding behind rules and showing no discretion. Of course he was offside!!!!
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DBM
20/01/2021 20:05:29 1 4
bbc
The least city deserved, at least villa made a game of it. Hopefully manu will slip up.
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Avi
20/01/2021 20:05:30 15 7
bbc
First goal should not have been allowed. These decisions take away the focus from hard work both City and Villa players have put in this cold and wet weather. I feel officials should issue an apology to Villa. Apologies Villa fans and well played lads.

- From a Man City fan
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20/01/2021 20:07:31 4 0
bbc
Spoken like a proper sportsmen
381
20/01/2021 20:19:33 0 2
bbc
Well - as the goal was completely legimate there’s nothing to apologise for.

From a Man City fan
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20/01/2021 20:05:34 3 3
bbc
Can someone please explain how that wasn't offside? Robbed...
182
20/01/2021 20:10:35 2 0
bbc
Soon as Mings plays it - he’s onside
Should have got rid
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20/01/2021 20:10:41 0 0
bbc
No idea mate. I have no idea what is offside anymore
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20/01/2021 20:03:20 131 60
bbc
The worst refereeing you'll ever see, we could all see that City's first goal came from a clear offside and so sending off Villa's manager for complaining that VAR did'nt get involved is a kick in the teeth for football.
Nothing ever changes.
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20/01/2021 20:05:37 17 15
bbc
Are you Rio Ferdinand? He doesn't know the rules either
18
20/01/2021 20:03:20 131 60
bbc
The worst refereeing you'll ever see, we could all see that City's first goal came from a clear offside and so sending off Villa's manager for complaining that VAR did'nt get involved is a kick in the teeth for football.
Nothing ever changes.
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20/01/2021 20:05:38 26 22
bbc
Wrong!!! the offside rule states the player was onside
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20/01/2021 20:05:40 69 10
bbc
Blooody Hell Villa, really thought ypu would hang on....unlucky guys.

Man City going through their gears right now, will take a special team performance to stop them now.
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20/01/2021 20:27:24 4 8
bbc
Indeed my friend good luck against Fulham later
20/01/2021 21:20:52 4 2
bbc
All Man City need is Moss to referee all their games
21/01/2021 01:31:59 0 0
bbc
Several teams can beat M City.. Weak still.. In certain areas.. Leicester.. Send you the vid.. Short memory
21/01/2021 16:34:45 0 0
bbc
You're right. John Moss in particular has been fantastic for them.
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20/01/2021 20:03:20 131 60
bbc
The worst refereeing you'll ever see, we could all see that City's first goal came from a clear offside and so sending off Villa's manager for complaining that VAR did'nt get involved is a kick in the teeth for football.
Nothing ever changes.
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20/01/2021 20:05:42 16 16
bbc
Or you could just learn the rules
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20/01/2021 20:05:44 54 6
bbc
The referee in the BT studio has to be advised by the premier league on the rules. (they change every week). I am afraid the bureaucrats have given us a soap opera and what we knew and loved as a sport is gone.
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20/01/2021 20:16:15 18 9
bbc
Yep - obviously Walton was wrong and admitted it.

But, in any event there was no offside flag and Moss gave it so it would have stood without VAR.
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20/01/2021 21:11:58 4 1
bbc
The explanation only addresses what happened after Mings touches the ball... I thought it was offside prior to that as he is in an offside position and heading straight to the ball (interfering with play and seeking an advantage). The prem explanation missed the point (no surprise)
21/01/2021 09:39:50 0 1
bbc
This is not a new rule.
Walton had forgotten it but had the good grace to accept he had been initially wrong.
Unlike many on here.
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20/01/2021 20:03:18 15 11
bbc
Yet again officials not up to the job!
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20/01/2021 20:05:47 19 5
bbc
Yep. Grealish should have walked.
277
20/01/2021 20:14:16 3 1
bbc
Yep. Took out two City players and not even a yellow card.
447
20/01/2021 20:23:45 5 2
bbc
If either challenge that saw both Kyle Walker and KDB having to go off injured had have been on grealish, he'd still be rolling around on the pitch.
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20/01/2021 20:05:48 2 2
bbc
And so the 'Lifelong ' Man U supporters move back to being 'Lifelong' City supporters.

Second 'Lifelong' move in a week.
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20/01/2021 20:13:04 0 1
bbc
Proof please?
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20/01/2021 20:05:50 131 15
bbc
And the BBC seemed so shocked when no english referees were selected for the last world cup...
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20/01/2021 20:17:49 24 46
bbc
Wrong! Mark Clattenburg was on the preparation programme and would have been selected by FIFA onto the referees' panel for the 2018 World Cup, but he became ineligible when he transferred to the Saudi Arabian league.
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20/01/2021 20:19:32 4 2
bbc
No they didn’t seem shocked at all. They just reported it as it was. Report was by Mandeep Sanghera 29th March 2018.
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20/01/2021 20:05:50 5 7
bbc
Villa Robbed

Games Not Straight

CHEATY on & off the field
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20/01/2021 20:05:52 1 2
bbc
Quietly going about our business. It would take a brave man to bet against us.
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20/01/2021 20:12:42 1 2
bbc
Don’t think anybody would bet against a team who has the ref in their pocket.
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20/01/2021 20:05:56 3 3
bbc
Looks likeRefs need fans to help them do their jobs correctly
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JS
20/01/2021 20:05:57 3 4
bbc
No problem with the goals. Mings at fault and the current rules have that as handball too against Cash. I’ve loved watching Villa this season and tonight they showed real grit and application. On to the next. UTV
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20/01/2021 20:09:18 0 1
bbc
1st goal was offside
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20/01/2021 20:06:02 3 6
bbc
CITY YOU WONT BE ON TOP FOR LONG MAN UTD COMING
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20/01/2021 20:06:02 10 11
bbc
Dear Dean Smith, you’re a disgrace. Clearly seen on live TV mouthing ‘****ing p****’ after being sent down the tunnel. No decorum, no respect for the referee. Just another case in football, which will be shuffled under the carpet no doubt. Disrespect to one another and officials, racism, diving, football is rife with the problems in wider society, for everyone to see and ‘admire’ and copy.
135
20/01/2021 20:08:46 0 2
bbc
Respect is earnt! That was a disgracful desicion and should be sacked for it or demoted at very least
190
20/01/2021 20:10:45 1 0
bbc
that's what you are
401
20/01/2021 20:20:40 0 0
bbc
What, for being passionate about his team being on the end of a bad decision.
507
20/01/2021 20:27:59 2 0
bbc
1. Respect is indeed earned (*not earnt), and that is why Jon Moss is a professional referee having been through years of training and is under scrutiny and ratification by a governing body. (VAR i'd agree is hindering that).
2. I have no issue with passion, passion is everywhere in sport, but passion does not make verbal abuse acceptable, at any level of football or in any walk of life.
Thanks.
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20/01/2021 20:05:19 3 4
bbc
Whoever was in the VAR studio should be sacked
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20/01/2021 20:06:07 1 1
bbc
It did not get referred to VAR
65
20/01/2021 20:06:09 108 14
bbc
Nuno was absolutely right about Jon Moss.

Any other profession we are all held accountable for our mistakes. However a billion dollar business with officials with no accountability... this won't be the last fiasco of this season.
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20/01/2021 20:07:42 35 7
bbc
Should be sacked for it
371
20/01/2021 20:19:14 2 4
bbc
True. But what was VAR doing??? How did they miss that offside???
398
20/01/2021 20:20:27 8 0
bbc
I think you will find it was Lee Mason that Nuno berated.
568
20/01/2021 20:32:15 3 0
bbc
Lee Mason it was pal.
889
20/01/2021 21:05:20 0 0
bbc
and who are the players accountable to when they make mistakes, Fulham keeper just gifted United a goal.
21/01/2021 09:15:34 1 0
bbc
Promotion would be more just: you see, he actually knows the Rules of Football and applied this one: it’s crystal clear.
Hard for you to take, I know.
21/01/2021 12:16:05 0 0
bbc
wrong ref mate.
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20/01/2021 20:03:13 8 15
bbc
MAN CITY PAYING THE REFS AND VAR OFF STINKS
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20/01/2021 20:06:11 8 3
bbc
Haha. Another who doesn’t know the rules. Dry yer eyes.
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20/01/2021 20:06:14 11 10
bbc
Congratulations Jon Moss for ruining an entertaining game of football. You are a cheat and disgrace. How Ollie Watkins' goal against West Ham is called offside by milimeters and Rodri wonders back 10 yards and gets away with it is beyond me. Villa deserved a point and once again a bad refereeing decision costs us points in Manchester! UTV
132
20/01/2021 20:08:42 8 1
bbc
Read the rules
348
20/01/2021 20:18:15 0 0
bbc
Go and read the rules and you’ll know.
498
20/01/2021 20:27:37 0 0
bbc
Shame you dont know the rules, both decisions were correct according to the rules.

TBH the mistake by Mings, is all his own doing and that moment of poor play first cost Villa the game not the ref.
68
20/01/2021 20:06:14 13 5
bbc
Entertaining game. City dominant. Need to convert more chances though.
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WSV
20/01/2021 20:02:44 58 37
bbc
Second time in the month that we've been cheated in Manchester, but we're very much still work in progress and the future bodes really well for us Villans.
69
20/01/2021 20:06:15 20 41
bbc
City's 1st goal was clearly offside but the penalty was a stonewall..
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WSV
20/01/2021 20:09:54 11 11
bbc
Villa wouldn't have been chasing the game if the offside had been given, and so wouldn't have been caught at the back for the second.

Not City's fault (no-one dived for a pen, like at Old Trafford), but still cheated.
248
20/01/2021 20:12:46 8 6
bbc
Also doesn’t happen if 1st goal ruled out as it should have been
689
20/01/2021 20:42:37 7 6
bbc
the penalty wouldnt have happened if it was still 0-0 ??
707
20/01/2021 20:44:03 2 6
bbc
Yes, but the incident leading to the penalty wouldnt have happened if the correct offside had been given for the first "goal".
21/01/2021 00:02:42 1 1
bbc
No it wasn’t. Try learning the rules before slagging off decisions
21
20/01/2021 20:03:45 4 7
bbc
Like an Aston Parked outside a Villa...it's a good day to be a Man City fan.
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20/01/2021 20:06:17 2 4
bbc
scoring from offsides is your level of good is it?
20/01/2021 21:59:09 0 0
bbc
Football fans (who know the rules of the sport they follow) know that it wasn't an offside
15
20/01/2021 20:03:13 8 15
bbc
MAN CITY PAYING THE REFS AND VAR OFF STINKS
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20/01/2021 20:06:18 2 0
bbc
grow up.
1
20/01/2021 20:01:47 200 91
bbc
What is the point of VAR if they cannot spot such an obvious offside, especially when it leads to such a crucial goal.
72
20/01/2021 20:06:18 171 54
bbc
The way that the VAR officials tried to explain it away was laughable, the player coming vback from an offside position clearly tackled the defender to win the ball. At that point he was offside, if the defender had passed the ball back and he had intercepted it then yes he would have been played onside.
Football has been ruined and officials are deciding results every week with no consistency.
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20/01/2021 20:13:33 40 22
bbc
Learn the rules.. when Mings plays the ball Rodri is no longer offside. Deal with it..
291
20/01/2021 20:14:40 16 5
bbc
No- Mings touched the ball before the tackle so not offside.
309
20/01/2021 20:15:36 15 10
bbc
When Mings plays the ball, Rodri is no longer offside. Clear handball for second, deal with it.
661
20/01/2021 20:39:50 6 0
bbc
The rules could not be more clear - Mings played the ball deliberately. There’s no argument.
20/01/2021 22:28:00 2 0
bbc
That's always been the rule!
20/01/2021 22:37:35 2 0
bbc
As soon as the defender plays the ball, offside isn't the case. End of.
20/01/2021 23:35:15 2 0
bbc
He wasn't offside when he tackled,..... learn the rules for god sake
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20/01/2021 20:06:19 6 7
bbc
Clearly some bias from the referee - decisions changed by Man City appeals, and Villa players booked for the same thing that City players were let off - especially in the first half. Inconsistent.
Chances are one of those 2 contentious decisions goes against you in football these days, so result probably not changed overall - despite grounds for complaint.
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20/01/2021 20:06:22 6 7
bbc
Great game ,spoiled by a terrible decision.Both teams played well,City especially.... rightly favourites now....Can see them goin unbeaten for rest of season....like watching Brazil !!!
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20/01/2021 20:02:54 21 14
bbc
What is it with VAR and the Manchester sides benefitting from it all the tie? The 1st City goal was Offside as the striker cae back from an offside position to win the ball. The penalty was a joke too, Moss only gave it because the Villa manager told himm a few hoe truths before Moss sent him off.
Football has been ruined and Officials are constantly deciding the results of matches.
75
20/01/2021 20:06:23 2 4
bbc
United have not benefited from it, apart from when the wrong decision was given against them on the pitch. It’s a complete myth that doesn’t stand up to any scrutiny, perpetuated by jealous ABUs.

If this had happened to United, we’d never hear the end of it.
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20/01/2021 20:13:34 0 2
bbc
Living in your own wee world!!
I can think off the top of my head of at least 2 VAR decisions that favoured Man Utd when everyone else watching the VAR saw something else!!
If you are going to be bitter try taking some more sugar. It’ll help you deal with reality.
628
20/01/2021 20:36:53 0 0
bbc
Sheffield United ?
76
20/01/2021 20:06:29 1 4
bbc
The entitled Kevin's get it their own way yet again. Dean Smith deserves an apology Shocking . Bad day for fair football .
77
20/01/2021 20:06:29 7 8
bbc
Well played Villa! City very Jammy to get that result. Is the ref a city fan?
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20/01/2021 20:03:11 7 17
bbc
Man city = cheats..
Removed
79
20/01/2021 20:06:31 5 3
bbc
We are all used to millimetres offsides now but this is something else incompetent doesn't even come close
80
20/01/2021 20:06:32 0 1
bbc
Im still in shock. That 1 goal should never ever be allowed to stand. The ref should be domoted to league 1 for that decision. Not good enough and unacceptable
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Roy
20/01/2021 20:06:35 3 0
bbc
If we had a striker we would be dangerous.
82
20/01/2021 20:06:35 3 6
bbc
I bet oil.fc fans are laughing right now! I would be!

I'm also laughing at the usual lucky decisions for manchester clubs (I suppose we'll get the same later)!

Clearly offside but I'm waiting for the B/S from oil fans! Kicked the ball at his hand for a pen....CL final and you all complained?

Oil haven't cheated but Villa have been cheated but...you deserved better Villa!
186
20/01/2021 20:10:41 0 0
bbc
Which lucky decision are you referring to for the other Manchester club?
260
20/01/2021 20:13:26 1 0
bbc
Salty plastic scouser no doubt.
362
20/01/2021 20:18:49 0 0
bbc
not aware of the rules and City bingo thrown in to boot

must be an lfc fan
Roy
20/01/2021 22:31:36 0 0
bbc
How boring
83
20/01/2021 20:06:36 4 3
bbc
Karma.

For diving, injury faking Jack.
349
20/01/2021 20:18:15 0 0
bbc
And the disgrace of "that" non goal last season
84
20/01/2021 20:06:36 3 5
bbc
Corrupt,no way surely not,it's only man cheaty ??
85
20/01/2021 20:06:40 2 3
bbc
The most unbelievable non offside I have ever seen
86
20/01/2021 20:06:41 86 24
bbc
What a game compared to the rubbish dished up between Man Utd and Liverpool. Come on city anyone apart from Man Utd.
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20/01/2021 20:09:21 14 51
bbc
You’re happy to see games won like that are you? Let’s put it on the other foot then; if United had have won like that at the weekend, would you have anything to say about it?
466
20/01/2021 20:25:18 1 1
bbc
D...
961
20/01/2021 21:14:20 4 6
bbc
Deluded. It was a great game until that decision. Shocking ... Ruined it big time.
20/01/2021 21:49:07 0 2
bbc
Well said Philip.
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20/01/2021 20:06:44 22 12
bbc
That first goal was ridiculous, what's point having VAR and not using it when there's any element of doubt. We've got one of best leagues in World, but currently some of the worst officials in charge of it.
344
20/01/2021 20:17:44 21 11
bbc
There wasn’t an element of doubt. No flag and Moss gave it. VAR confirmed they were right.
737
20/01/2021 20:46:42 1 0
bbc
And the second? You know Villa scored 0 yes?
20/01/2021 21:22:46 1 0
bbc
Paul when Mings controls the ball Rodri can then challenge and at that point he is onside. Please read the rules.
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20/01/2021 20:05:06 37 34
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Villa will moan about 1st goal, but we got another and should have won by a few !!!
You wasn’t moaning when that Sheffield United VAR decision kept you up !!
I know it must be difficult, but try hard not to be a plonker Removed
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20/01/2021 20:03:11 15 13
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What a wonderful watch City are, rightfully and deservedly top of the league.
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20/01/2021 20:06:46 4 0
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Agreed
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20/01/2021 20:06:53 7 1
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How on earth does that bloke get paid for a performance like that.
20/01/2021 21:22:19 1 0
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Are you referring to Steve McManaman or Rio Ferdinand ? Equally applicable to either of them, I suppose.
Disgraceful refereeing and Villa were robbed by two terrible decisions, clearly off side for the first goal and an accidental handball for the penalty. The officials for this match should be suspended and their finances investigated paying particular attention to any property they may own or listed in their wife's name in the UAE. John Moss should never referee ever again. Removed
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20/01/2021 20:06:54 31 20
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Grow up. First goal Rodri didn’t go for the ball until Mings touched it and the handball was clear. He shouldn’t have had his hands up so high and away from his face.
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20/01/2021 20:01:47 200 91
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What is the point of VAR if they cannot spot such an obvious offside, especially when it leads to such a crucial goal.
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20/01/2021 20:06:56 47 46
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Because it wasnt offside. Learn the rules
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20/01/2021 20:14:52 3 2
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We don’t know the rule. I’m a city fan lol
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20/01/2021 20:19:53 6 6
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It WAS offside, you learn the rules
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20/01/2021 20:26:03 9 1
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Laws of the game, not rules. But you are right under the current laws of the game not offside
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20/01/2021 20:27:25 5 12
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If he's applying pressure on Mings while Mings is attempting to control the ball, he's offside.

He is doing that.

He's offside.
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20/01/2021 20:34:30 2 5
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it was still the first phase of play. OFFSIDE. LEARN THE RULES
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20/01/2021 20:06:57 12 3
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Anyone but Liverpool
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20/01/2021 20:14:28 2 1
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Obsessed
Enjoy Thursday night football... Who ever you support next season.
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20/01/2021 20:16:02 1 1
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Well it won't be Chelsea hey?

Now they set the perfect example of Mid Table Medicrity
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20/01/2021 20:22:22 0 1
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Yes cos it certainly not going to be Chelsea. 4th last year, waste £200m and now sit 8th clueless.
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20/01/2021 20:07:00 5 0
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Mings is a great at getting his body in the way and head on crosses. He’s a liability with the ball at his feet, though. He almost got caught in the first half then cost Villa the game.

Great effort from Villa in all the circumstances and deserved win for City
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20/01/2021 20:24:53 2 0
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Ming's would make a great riot shield....but he ain't a footballer.
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20/01/2021 20:07:01 46 1
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Great game that could have gone either way
Both teams deserve credit - the technical skills in really difficult conditions was excellent
21/01/2021 00:05:53 12 0
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Absolutely it was a fantastic game of football regardless of the officiating. Villa are an excellent side to watch and really pushed my team tonight.
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20/01/2021 20:07:03 4 6
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No fans in the stadiums and there will be no fans watching these terrible decisions on tv soon. Fair play to the 12 men of Man city who kept plugging away for there win.
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20/01/2021 20:09:34 1 1
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Sore losers are the worst
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20/01/2021 20:02:31 11 21
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What's blue & having gone into hiding for a year just reappeared?

A Manchester City fan
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20/01/2021 20:07:04 8 2
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Ha, that coming from a pewl fan.
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20/01/2021 20:02:54 21 14
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What is it with VAR and the Manchester sides benefitting from it all the tie? The 1st City goal was Offside as the striker cae back from an offside position to win the ball. The penalty was a joke too, Moss only gave it because the Villa manager told himm a few hoe truths before Moss sent him off.
Football has been ruined and Officials are constantly deciding the results of matches.
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20/01/2021 20:07:05 1 2
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Liverpool have never benefited from VAR
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20/01/2021 20:07:21 2 3
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It's usually Liverpool that do all the robbing
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20/01/2021 20:07:23 7 1
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And goalkeeper coaches - try suggesting standing until the ball is struck when facing penalties! I reckon around three quarters have gone lamely down the middle this season. Not all the time of course, but that variation at least force the taker to go for the corners.