Raheem Sterling and Mykola Matvienko

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Raheem Sterling’s kind is so good that he is been awarded a penalty for falling over himself.

It occurred throughout Manchester Metropolis’s 6-Zero Champions League victory over Shakhtar Donetsk on the Etihad Stadium.

The primary of Metropolis’s two spot-kicks was awarded when Sterling fell over after stubbing his toe on the bottom whereas attempting to shoot.

Referee Viktor Kassai appeared satisfied defender Mykola Matvienko had clipped the winger and pointed to the spot.

Followers on Twitter have referred to as it the worst ref resolution of all time. So we have taken a have a look at different contenders from over time:

France v West Germany 1982

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Patrick Battiston was stretchered off within the 1982 World Cup semi-final

France misplaced this World Cup semi-final to West Germany within the first penalty shootout in World Cup historical past.

However it might need been oh so very totally different.

A foul by German goalkeeper Harald Schumacher on France’s Patrick Battiston – which resulted in him being knocked out – went unpunished by the ref.

Battiston misplaced three tooth and was stretchered off with a damaged jaw, however the goalie remained on the pitch.

The match led to a 3-Three draw and went to penalties.

Schumacher blocked France’s remaining spot-kick which helped ship his group by way of to the ultimate.

Argentina v England 1986

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Maradona and the “Hand of God”

Most likely essentially the most notorious of all of them. Diego Maradona and the “Hand of God” within the World Cup quarter-final.

The Argentine jumped with England goalie Peter Shilton to satisfy a cross within the penalty space, and principally used his hand to beat him within the air.

The ref did not spot it and the aim was given. Argentina went on to win 2-1.

After the sport, Maradona referred to the aim being scored “just a little with the hand of God” – and that is what it grew to become often known as.

Crystal Palace v Leeds 2003

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The aim wasn’t given regardless of the ball crossing the road

The ball crosses the road through the 2003 FA Cup sixth spherical match between Leeds and Crystal Palace. It was a aim.

Michael Duberry managed to clear the ball out of the aim – however after it had crossed the road.

The match officers did not see the incident so the aim wasn’t given.

Had the aim been allowed, Palace would have taken the lead in a match. They went on to lose 2-1.

VAR anybody?

Australia v Croatia 2006

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Graham Ballot mentioned he could not perceive why he did what he did

Referee Graham Ballot was despatched residence from the World Cup after he gave a participant three yellow playing cards.

He booked Croatia’s Josip Simunic thrice in his group’s sport towards Australia.

Earlier than the error he’d been tipped as a doable World Cup remaining referee, however this large error ended any such hope.

He retired from officiating at worldwide tournaments after that.

In his 2007 autobiography, Seeing Purple, he recalled the occasion: “I’ve replayed the incident a thousand occasions in my head, I do not actually know why I did what I did.

“I can’t absolutely perceive why I acquired it mistaken.”

Watford v Studying 2008

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Referee Stuart Attwell surrounded by Watford gamers

Referee Stuart Attwell awarded a aim to Studying, although one hadn’t been scored.

He thought Watford participant John Eustace had scored an personal aim throughout a Championship match.

However he had truly performed the ball an excellent 4 yards huge of the put up, earlier than a Studying participant hooked it again into play and away.

On the time, Studying winger Stephen Hunt mentioned it “was in all probability the worst resolution I’ve ever witnessed in soccer”.

England v Germany 2010

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Wayne Rooney gestures to the linesman after the aim wasn’t awarded

One other sore one for England. This time towards Germany through the World Cup in 2010.

England have been 2-1 down when a shot by Frank Lampard hit the cross bar earlier than touchdown over the aim line after which bouncing out.

Referee Mauricio Espinosa continued play regardless of backlash from followers and different gamers.

Germany went onto thrash England 4-1.

The ref was dropped for the remainder of the event and it is mentioned to have been a key motive for the introduction of goal-line know-how.

Chelsea v Arsenal 2014

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Kieran Gibbs reacts after he was despatched off

This was a bizarre one.

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain dealt with the ball within the field throughout a sport towards Chelsea and will’ve been despatched off.

However referee Andre Marriner dismissed Kieran Gibbs as an alternative.

To make issues worse, Oxlade-Chamberlain even appeared to inform the ref it was him, however was waved away.

It acquired worse for Arsenal who have been thrashed 6-0.

Talking a couple of days afterwards, Marriner mentioned it had performed on his thoughts.

“It knocks you for six to be sincere. There’s loads of discuss on the market that referees make selections, go residence and do not care about it however that is so removed from the reality”

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