Man City 3-1 Man United: Why Marcus Rashford ‘Foul’ Was Not Given Before Phil Foden Goal

Another Manchester derby ended in a defeat for the Red Devils as Manchester City defeated their City rivals 3-1. However, there were controversies after the center referee decided to overlook what seemed like a foul on Marcus Rashford by the City captain Kyle Walker.

Marcus Rashford and Kyle Walker

Rashford was trying to create a one-on-one situation after receiving a through pass from his teammates but Walker used his strength to win the ball from his fellow Englishman and many United felt that the foul should have been given and the City captain supposed to receive a card.

Protesting Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, received a yellow card for misconduct over the incident. The scenario led to Phil Foden’s equaliser and City went on to add to more goals.

In his reaction, Gary Neville believes that the foul was too soft and that Lindelof did not do enough to prevent Phil Foden’s first goal.

“We have seen two special goals at that end of the pitch. Manchester United are asking for a foul on Marcus Rashford, but as the ball comes over to Phil Foden, Lindelof does not do enough,” he said whilst commentating for Sky Sports.

“He allows him just inside him and he won’t expect that Foden is going to ram it into the top corner of his goalkeeper’s net, but he just does that. The power, the accuracy is incredible from Phil Foden’s left boot.

“Erik ten Hag is getting booked but I thought it was soft. He gets a little arm on him but there is nothing on that.”

A former Premier League official Dean who was invited to provide analysis said the Referee made the right decision because it was not a foul.

“There’s an arm on an arm, but when the way he goes down, the contact and the way he goes down, it’s just not a foul and it is the correct decision.”

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