MANCHESTER CITY fumed after they were denied a late penalty against RB Leipzig.

But one crucial replay shows Rodri’s header came off the shoulder of Benjamin Heinrichs, not his arm.

The ball struck Benjamin Heinrichs' shoulder


The ball struck Benjamin Heinrichs’ shoulderCredit: BT Sport

At first footage appeared to show the full-back moving his hand towards the ball to clear Rodri’s header.

That sparked mass appeals from the City players, but referee Serdar Gozubuyuk waved away their protests.

And he made the correct decision as the ball struck Heinrich’s left shoulder – he did not swipe it away using his right hand.

But BT Sport Rio Ferdinand, who was adamant it was a penalty upon first viewing, still was unsure after seeing the latest replay.

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Owen Hargreaves felt the replay cleared up any doubt, with it showing Heinrichs arm was also directly against his body.

City boss Pep Guardiola refused to be drawn into the debate when asked about the decision not to award his side a penalty.

When asked about the incident he responded: “I didn’t see it.

“I saw my players but didn’t see the image. It was already checked.

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“We didn’t talk about the referee decision [at full time]. We know what goes on the past the present and the future. It happened, the referee decide no. It’s no.”

City drew 1-1 in Leipzig after Riyad Mahrez’s first-half goal was cancelled out by Josko Gvardiol’s towering header.

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