Some Liverpool fans are convinced that they should’ve been awarded a game-changing penalty in tonight’s Premier League tie against Newcastle, which ended as a goalless draw.
In the 80th minute of the encounter, a dangerous cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold forced a parry from Karl Darlow, with the Newcastle keeper’s efforts spilling right into the path of Sadio Mane.
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Just as it seemed like Mane would surely poke the ball into the net, the ball struck the superstar’s knee and bundled up, the forward attempted to get a second chance but was left stuck in traffic.
Before Fabian Schar’s heroics that cleared the ball off the goal-line, the footage shows that Darlow – whether intentionally or not – had a hold of Mane’s knee – thus slowing him from thrusting forward.