Raheem Sterling scores against former club Man City after controversial Erling Haaland opening goal
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Raheem Sterling scores against former club Man City after controversial Erling Haaland opening goal

Nov 14, 2023

Chelsea responded in the best way after being angered by a controversial penalty which was scored by Erling Haaland.

Thiago Silva and Raheem Sterling put Mauricio Pochettino’s men 2-1 up after Haaland’s penalty, which came due to Marc Cucurella being adjudged to have fouled the Norwegian in the Blues area.

The visiting City fans didn't look best pleased to see their former hero but their team behind

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The visiting City fans didn’t look best pleased to see their former hero but their team behindCredit: AFP

The former appeared to have his arm around the latter in a similar situation to penalty City were awarded against Manchester United.

Haaland was the man to step and and take, doing so in emphatic fashion as he put the visitors ahead.

However, Chelsea fans absolutely fuming to see the penalty be given in the first place and took to social media to vent their frustrations.

Taking to X, one said: “”How is that a penalty????? Haaland was pulling Cucurella.”

City were awarded a penalty for Cucurella's foul on Haaland

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City were awarded a penalty for Cucurella’s foul on HaalandCredit: Sky Sports
Haaland found the target from the spot

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Haaland found the target from the spotCredit: Getty
But Silva drew Chelsea level shortly after

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But Silva drew Chelsea level shortly afterCredit: Getty
And then Sterling put Chelsea ahead against his former club

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And then Sterling put Chelsea ahead against his former clubCredit: Getty

“How is that a penalty??? Haaland and had no chance of getting the ball ffs,” added a second.

A third said: “Anthony Taylor is the worst referee ever.”

Moments later though, Chelsea scored their equaliser as Thiago Silva headed in a corner from the right.

The reigning champions then fell behind as Sterling netted from close range against his former club, however, Pep Guardiola’s side hit back when Manuel Akanji headed the ball past Robert Sanchez to end an enthralling first half.

City regained their lead moments into the start of the second-half as Haaland found the back of the net on the goal line.


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