Not even the ankle, but the knee… “You should have been kicked out!” anger
Leicester City manager Brandon Rodgers
was furious with Marcel Sabitzer’s tackle.
Leicester City was defeated 0-3 by Manchester United in the 24th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Old Trafford in Manchester, England at 11:00 pm (Korean time) on the 19th. Leicester, who did not score points, failed to rise in the rankings, and Manchester United closely followed ‘2nd place’ Manchester City by 3 points.
A difficult game was expected for Leicester. Not only will the match be played at Old Trafford, the home of Man Utd, but the momentum of Man Utd has been skyrocketing recently.
Still, there was hope. This is because Leicester has also shown a formidable momentum recently. Leicester, who suffered a 0-2 loss to Nottingham Forest last time, continued their unbeaten streak in the next four official matches played. In the last 3 games, he scored 9 goals and went on a winning streak.
But Man United was strong. Leicester tried 19 shots in 90 minutes but were unable to break through United’s solid defense. Rather, this season, Marcus Rashford, who is active in the ‘Ballon d’Or class’, scored two goals and the returning Jadon Sancho scored one goal, and suffered a 0-3 defeat.
Defeat was also defeat, but there was something else that angered Rogers even more. At the post-match press conference, he was asked about a tackle Sabitzer made on Baut Pars during the game. At that time, in the ball competition situation, Sabitzer almost stepped on Pas’s leg without even touching the ball. It was a knee side, not an ankle, so it was a situation that was enough to come out. But Mercycher was not even warned. 먹튀검증
Rogers didn’t understand. According to the British media ‘Manchester Evening News’, he was angry, saying, “I should have been sent off. It was a direct tackle on the knee. How can I ignore it without seeing it. I really can’t believe it.”
He did not even give 100% confidence in the video review (VAR). “I don’t know. I’ve seen some decisions made by VAR over the past few weeks. There are some things I don’t understand,” he said.