AN alternative angle has some fans convinced that Copenhagen should have been allowed to retake their penalty against Manchester United last night.
The Red Devils desperately needed to win after losing their first two group games, and took the lead via Harry Maguire‘s 72nd minute header.
Disaster nearly struck, however, when the referee adjudged Scott McTominay to have committed a foul in the box deep into stoppage time.
But Andre Onana made himself the hero, being mobbed by his team-mates after saving Jordan Larsson’s 97th minute spot kick.
Onana’s stop preserved the Red Devils’ three points.
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Some fans, however, believe that he strayed off his line and that Larsson should have been allowed to retake his kick.
Posting a grab of the penalty being taken from an angle behind the goal, one fan wrote: “Onana is 100 per cent off his line when the ball is struck.”
A second moaned: “Onana off his line before the penalty was taken. Who is responsible for monitoring the goalkeeper?”
While a third blasted: “The penalty should have retaken because onana legs are outside the line…”
Other fans, disagreed with this assessment.
One tweeted: “I haven’t seen many replays or angles of this but it looks like the tiniest part of his heel is just on the line.”
A second added: “Nope, his right foot still on the line when ball struck…”
As long as at least part of Onana’s foot was in contact with the goal line, his save was legal.
United’s win saw them move to within a point of Galatasaray at the halfway stage of their group campaign.
Next up in Europe they will travel to Copenhagen for a return fixture, before heading to Turkey to play Galatasaray.
They will conclude their group stage by hosting Bayern Munich on December 12.
After the game, Ten Hag said of his goalkeeper: “He showed personality.
“He knows that before, given the levels of what his skills are, he didn’t match his skills and he could do better.
“I think on Saturday it was a very good performance and today as well.
“Don’t forget that brilliant save just after half-time in the counter-attack. And also don’t forget, one of his skills is he’s a very good penalty saver.”