Vincent Kompany has admitted that he was surprised to see Fabinho’s goal stand against Man City.
Fabinho scored a stunner from 25-yards out against Man City. The goal started Liverpool’s further domination in the game. But Vincent Kompany believes Fabinho’s strike should have been ruled out by the referee.
Former Man City defender Vincent Kompany, who spent 11 years with the Sky Blues, admits that he was surprised when the referee allowed Fabinho’s goal to stand. Even though Liverpool played better, the Belgian felt the first goal played a huge role in lowering City’s morale.
“The incident happens and I’m confused,” Vincent Kompany told Sky Sports.
“That’s the problem. I’m confused. I’m thinking ‘Okay, I’m not the expert in everything’. Then I look to my right at Jose Mourinho, Roy Keane and Graham Souness. We’re all confused.
“Surely that says something about the process? The fact that this could still be for debate when there’s a VAR system that is meant to make football simpler and fairer,” Kompany continued.
“[The] goal happens 20 seconds later. My feeling remains that although Liverpool were great, and both teams tried to play the way they are known to play, I felt this first decision was so important to get right.”
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