‘I don’ t dive ‘ The controversial moment happened after Saints keeper McCarthy failed to control a back-pass and dived at Foden’s feet to try and prevent the City mi dfielder from scoring.
After McCarthy’s challenge, and with the ball loose in Southampton’s penalty area, England forward Foden tried to carry on playing.
Afterward he said he thought it was “83 per cent a penalty “.
“” I’m an honest guy, I do not like to dive, “Foden added.
“” I always try to stay on my feet but I would like to get rewarded with a fair decision. “
‘If Foden rolled around he’d get a penalty’
Former Newcastle and England winger Chris Waddle on BBC Radio 5 Live: “It is a penalty. Fair play to Phil Foden for getting up and trying to get the ball to score, though.
Former Liverpool and Scotland midfielder Graeme Souness, speaking to Sky Sports: . They just make it up as they go along. “
BBC Radio 5 Live senior football reporter Ian Dennis, who was commentating at the match: 12 “I’ve just had an opportunity to see Alex McCarthy’s challenge on Phil Foden and I am bamboozled as to why that wasn’t a penalty.
‘Fode n punished for being honest ‘
Matt: We’re used to saying that it’s not VAR’s fault, it’s poor refereeing decisions, but VAR really does not help itself does it? If it can not correct a decision like that, really what is the point of it? We’ve lost the ability to be able to celebrate goals, understand offside or handball. What are we getting in return?
Ian in Poole: Not sure who is more culpable there – blatant penalty and neither the ref or VAR have given it. Anywhere else on the pitch you’d be booked for a challenge like that.
Dom: Sorry what exactly are VAR there to do, if not to pick up on fouls that the referee has missed? Joke of a decision, Foden punished for being honest.
VAR not fit for purpose if that Foden foul isn’t a penalty, clear contact but because Foden is honest and stays on his feet it’s not given.
Brad) We could win this – 2 and I’d still be going bed fuming , thinking about that Foden penalty.
Derek: It’s incidents like the Foden no-penalty where you really want to hear what’s said between officials, or at least get a post-match explanation. Otherwise it’s baffling.
Andy Worthing: 117515615 If TV can show Foden touched the ball first and McCarthy then took his foot away, why can’t VAR see the same thing? Shocking decision by on and off-field officials.