Chelsea fans FUME as Blues are denied a penalty after the ball struck Jack Grealish’s hand in FA Cup semi-final against Man City

  • Manchester City booked their place in the FA Cup final after beating Chelsea 1-0
  • The Blues were denied a handball when ball struck Grealish’s arm in second-half
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Chelsea fans have taken to social media to display their anger after their side were denied a penalty against Manchester City. 

After some big misses by striker Nicolas Jackson, the score remained 0-0 going into the second-half. 

Mauricio Pochettino’s men were awarded a free-kick which Cole Palmer took before it struck the arm of Jack Grealish, who was stood in a three-man wall. 

A VAR review followed and after a short delay referee Michael Oliver awarded City a goal-kick, instead of a penalty or a corner. 

And Chelsea fans took to X to vent their frustrations, with some claiming it was an ‘insane’ decision to not award a penalty. 

Chelsea fans have been left fuming after they were denied a penalty as the ball struck Jack Grealish’s arm 

Chelsea players protested but after a VAR check Man City were awarded a goal kick

Chelsea players protested but after a VAR check Man City were awarded a goal kick 

One said : ‘That is one of the most insane no penalty handball decisions I have genuinely ever seen’.

Specsavers wrote: ‘Breaking news: Handball now legal at Wembley,’ while a third fan added, ‘No logical reason not to give this’.

A fourth added: ‘i’ve seen the light var is useless how can you check a handball deflection and then give a goal kick’. 

Manchester City went on to book a place in the FA Cup final for the third time in five years after claiming a 1-0 win. 

Bernardo Silva struck from close range six minutes from time to ensure City’s hope of winning the double stayed intact.