That may be what the AR thought, but it’s still a clear
by tex29 (2019-01-04 17:11:44)
Edited on 2019-01-04 23:17:40

In reply to: The arms are nearly simultaneous  posted by wcnitz

foul in my view. Of course, my view doesn’t matter much.

As for the Lovren tackle, I think where we differ is that I don’t think he tried to play the ball. I think he tried to take out Aguero because he knew he had no chance at getting the ball. You don’t get credit for playing the ball when you don’t come anywhere close to getting it, and you had no chance of getting it in the first place. Thus, I think he could have been given a red. At the end of the day, though, I don’t expect (or want) a red given in that situation. But I’d probably say the same about Kompany’s tackle. I’ve seen far worse tackles not get red...especially in big games. Ashley Young’s tackle against City last year comes to mind. Virgil Van Dijk’s tackle against Napoli was also worse, and that’s in European competition, which is stricter than EPL.