Despite Timo Werner being booked for what appeared to be a “kung fu kick,” Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson was not penalized.
Rapidly leaving his box, the Brazilian appeared to take out striker Konrad Laimer.
Although Ederson was not penalized, RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner was booked by referee Slavko Vincic for protesting the call.
Fans couldn’t believe it when the goalie was sent off without any precautions after a VAR review.
One commentator put it thusly: “Absolutely mental that Ederson didn’t get booked there let alone concede a free kick. Poor refereeing.
”I swear to god Casemiro gets sent off for breathing, but ederson can kung-fu kick someone and get a free kick,” said another.
When asked, “Who gets a card? Because of Timo Werner’s whining. Which team has the ball? City, Man. This is some vile swill.
One more voiced, “Ederson just kicks someone on the field and gets away with it…”
The Citizens got on the board first after a questionable penalty for handball.
After a corner was taken, Rodri headed the ball onto Benjamin Henrichs’ arm, and after consulting the video assistant referee, Vincic awarded a penalty.
At the 22-minute mark, Erling Haaland scored unassisted from 12 yards out.
Following Haaland’s first-half hat trick in stoppage time, City took a commanding 3-0 lead into halftime.
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