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Dermot Gallagher defends call to give Manchester City penalty against Spurs

Gallagher: 'Man City pen was difficult call'
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Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher defends the decision to award Manchester City a penalty in Saturday's Premier League game with Tottenham Hotspur.

Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher has claimed that the decision to award Manchester City a penalty against Tottenham Hotspur was "a difficult call".

City had already taken a 1-0 lead when the referee gave the visitors a spot kick for a foul on Raheem Sterling by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, but replays showed that the infringement had taken place outside of the box.

However, Gallagher has defended the decision of Jon Moss by claiming that the official had to make the call without the advice of his assistant.

Gallagher told Sky Sports News: "It's easy to see on the replay that the foul is outside the box. It's a difficult call in full speed for both the referee and the assistant.

"My first reaction was to look at the assistant to see if he could aid the referee but when you look across he can't see past the defenders. The referee will say he was certain it was a penalty as he won't give one that involves doubt."

City eventually emerged victorious by a 3-1 scoreline at Wembley Stadium.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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