New footage reveals Manchester City’s penalty appeal was turned down in injury-time against RB Leipzig after the ball struck Benjamin Henrichs on the shoulder
- Man City players appealed for a late penalty for handball against RB Leipzig
- Footage appeared to show Benjamin Henrichs blocking the ball with his hands
- A new angle was produced to show the ball struck Henrichs on his shoulder
New footage has revealed Manchester City were denied a late penalty against RB Leipzig after the ball struck defender Benjamin Henrichs on the shoulder rather than his hand.
City players appealed to the referee in the dying seconds of the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, which finished 1-1 in Leipzig.
Pep Guardiola’s side were convinced Henrichs had pushed the ball away with his hands in the penalty area.
Appeals were turned down by the referee, prompting astonishment from the pundits in the BT Sport studio.
Former Premier League referee Peter Walton initially claimed the appeal was not checked by VAR and said he thought City should have been awarded a penalty.
New footage showed the ball stirking RB Leipzig defender Benjamin Henrichs on the shoulder
Initial footage had appeared to show the defender pushing the ball away with his hands
Manchester City players saw their appeals for a penalty turned down by the referee
Footage was later provided by UEFA of a new angle, which showed the ball striking Henrichs on the shoulder.
BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand acknowledged the footage had cleared up the controversy, but questioned the length of time taken for angle to be provided.
‘It looks like it [comes of his shoulder],’ Ferdinand said on BT Sport.
‘It is still not a perfect angle.
‘Thank you to UEFA for clearing that up two years late.’
City had led the tie with Riyad Mahrez opening the scoring in the first half before Josko Gvardiol equalised for the hosts with a towering header after the break.