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Watch: Man City Gifted Arguably Worst Penalty Call Ever Seen

Manchester City are currently in action against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.

After three fixtures in Group F, the Premier League champions are in a dogfight. While atop the group, City are one point ahead of Lyon and four in front of both Hoffenheim and Donetsk.

Pep Guardiola’s side got off to a fine start at home, with David Silva scoring early on after a well-spotted pass from Riyad Mahrez.

However, City doubled their lead ten minutes later in truly farcical circumstances.

Raheem Sterling was being tailed by Mykola Matviyenko as the Englishman approached the Donetsk box. The winger’s left foot caught the ground awkwardly and he tripped over.

Despite Matviyenko being nowhere near close enough to make contact, a penalty was given, with the fifth assistant on the goal-line not even spotting the glaring error.

Gabriel Jesus stepped up to take the penalty.

With City fielding a very strong side, it’s not like they needed this most absurd of boosts. Nonetheless, they lead 2-0 at half time. In the other group F game, Lyon lead Hoffenheim by the same scoreline.

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