By Paul Robinson

16th Nov, 2022 | 5:27am

Man City victims of injustice as Bernardo Silva controversy analysed - Robinson

Paul Robinson has claimed Man City should have been awarded a penalty against Brentford on Saturday.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one is adamant Rico Henry handled the ball on the line of the 18-yard box.

As shown on BBC’s Match of the Day (12 November), Man City appealed for a penalty when Bernardo Silva chipped the ball onto Henry’s arm.

Referee Peter Bankes blew his whistle but deemed the contact to have been outside the area.

VAR official David Coote reviewed the replays numerous times but eventual decided to stick with the on-field decision.

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the incident, Robinson said: “That was the borderline one.

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“Bernardo Silva tried to flick it around the Rico Henry. It would have been very harsh but the referee had already given a free-kick.

“The indecision was not about whether it was a handball, it was about whether or not it was in the box. It looked to me as if it was on the line. His hand was in the box and the contact was made on the line.

“As far as I’m concerned, on the line is in. That has always been the rule.

“What I will say, is that I liked that they did not spend too long on it. They rolled it back a few times, were unsure, so went with the referees decision. That is how it should be used.”

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