Manchester City might have overcome Everton FC’s challenge in the semi final of the League Cup, but their victory was marred by the controvercial goal that was scored by Kevin De Bruyne.
Left winger Raheem Sterling seemed to have taken the ball out of play before squaring it into the box for the Belgian to finish off. Replays and freezeframes clearly show that the England international should indeed have been flagged for taking it over the line.
However the referee waved play on, as De Bruyne went on to score the goal that put the Citizens level 3-3 on aggregate, at that point. They did go on to win the match with a goal from Sergio Agruero, as De Bruyne himself went off with an injury. Here are some of the best twitter reactions from the match.
— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) January 27, 2016
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) January 27, 2016
City 2-1. De Bruyne scores after Sterling crossed ball over line. Scott Ledger did not see it. Another one for the video tech campaigners
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) January 27, 2016
Everton have been robbed against Chelsea & Man City this season, offside Terry goal & Sterling playing the ball from off play to De Bruyne.
— Arsenal News (@__arsenalnews_) January 27, 2016
Sterling’s assist to De Bruyne was way outside the play, This is futball injustice to The Gallant Toffees#CapitalOneCup#
— Le Petit Mutua (@JeSuisMutua) January 28, 2016
The ball was so far over the line when Sterling crossed it for de Bruyne. Though to be fair, the linesman couldn’t have seen it. Tricky one.
— Nick Chenery (@daddypig88) January 28, 2016
Just watching Man City vs Everton tie & seriously how did De Bruyne’s goal stand. Sterling ran the ball out; Aguero’s header was super
— Kevin McLaughlin (@kevymac77) January 27, 2016
— Jumbocords (@Jumbocords) January 28, 2016
@mdgroesbeck that makes me sad. But honestly I don’t think LFC have an answer to de bruyne sterling and aguero.
— Brock Robison (@BrockRobison) January 27, 2016
@thisisanfield hope Aguero and De Bruyne are injured for both and Flanagan puts Sterling into the stands 5 minutes into the final.
— Kloppite (@lee_lfc_84) January 27, 2016