Man City midfielder doubtful for Liverpool fixture

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"So, I don't know the rule or the situation but they analysed it".

Refereeing body Professional Game Match Officials Ltd said the goal had been allowed under a little-known law that reads: "A player in an offside position receiving the ball from an opponent who deliberately plays the ball, including by deliberate handball, is not considered to have gained an advantage, unless it was a deliberate save by any opponent". Ilkay Gundogan stepped up and converted it, with City's title charge gathering momentum. I've heard a lot of things said to Jonathan Moss before and he's not dealt with it like that'.

Subsequent analysis suggests Moss interpreted the laws correctly but that did not prevent Villa from feeling aggrieved.

So what exactly are the rules and how should they be enforced?

"We are doing a very good job and the atmosphere in the dressing room, around the place, around the staff, is very good at the moment".

Villa sat deeper after the break as City continued to threaten, while the Villains looked to hit on the break, with Bertrand Traore leading an excellent breakaway early into the second period only to see his good work down the right undone by a disappointing finish, while Ederson also clawed away a Douglas Luiz effort minutes later.

"I thought they'd at least go over to the screen because it looked a clear offside when I looked myself".

"Everyone wants to win and be champions but you have to show, in the way you play, that you deserve to be champions".

Guardiola described De Bruyne's problem as "something muscular" without saying out long he would be out and said Walker's was "just a kick".

Guardiola said De Bruyne's injury could be a result of a packed schedule.

A significant coronavirus outbreak at Villa meant their first team had not played since they lost to Manchester United on New Year's Day, with the club fielding a youth side for their FA Cup defeat against Liverpool.

Villa had only three days of training before facing City and put up a courageous fight before fading at the end.

The visitors complained that the first goal should not have stood, however, as City midfielder Rodri came from an offside position to steal the ball from centre-back Tyrone Mings after a header from Silva.

Portugal playmaker Silva twisted into space before curling a fine finish into the top corner.

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