MANCHESTER CITY took the lead against RB Leipzig following a controversial penalty decision.
Erling Haaland made no mistake from the spot after Benjamin Henrichs was judged to have handballed in the penalty area.
A cross was played in and struck the arm of Henrichs after he missed the ball in his attempt to head it clear.
The full-back did not appear to be aware of the ball and it struck his hand accidentally.
But referee Slavko Vinčić pointed to the spot after consulting the VAR monitor to allow Haaland a scoring chance.
Pundit Alan Shearer was up in arms over the decision and tweeted his outrage.
He wrote: “What a pile of s*** the handball law is. #pathetic”
Fans were in agreement with the former England and Newcastle striker and questioned how on earth the ref decided to award a penalty.
One viewer wrote: “Genuinely the worst penalty I’ve ever seen given, that’s so so bad.”
Another added: “Joke of a penalty in favour of Man City.”
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A third said: “Awful refeering this Man City game. I want city to win fair. That penalty was a farce.”
And another commented: “The officiating in the Man City game is atrocious. Never a penalty in a million years.”
To make matters worse for Leipzig Haaland doubled City’s lead straight from the restart.
The striker put the ball into the back of the net just 19 seconds after the German side kicked-off following the first goal.