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Dermot Gallagher: 'Man City's Sergio Aguero deserved penalty versus Liverpool'

Gallagher: 'Aguero deserved to win penalty'
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Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher says that forward Sergio Aguero should have won a penalty for Manchester City against Liverpool.

Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher has claimed that Sergio Aguero should have won a penalty for Manchester City against Liverpool.

Aguero went down under a challenge from Dejan Lovren during the first half of Sunday's Premier League fixture at Anfield, but the referee waved play on after deeming that Lovren had not fouled the Argentine.

However, Gallagher has suggested that Aguero was penalised for a desire to keep hold of the ball in the penalty area having quickly got back to his feet.

Gallagher told Sky Sports News: "I thought that it was a penalty. A lot of my colleagues don't, but it has split people's opinions.

"I don't think that he gets the ball but with Aguero popping up so quickly, I wonder if that gives the impression to the referee that Lovren got the ball and Aguero thought that he got the ball."

The game on Merseyside ended in a goalless draw.


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Raheem Sterling celebrates with Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva after opening the scoring for Manchester City against Brighton & Hove Albion on September 29, 2018
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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