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Gary Neville Understands Manchester City Anger Over Fernandes Goal

Gary Neville Understands Manchester City Anger Over Fernandes Goal
By Michael Bolton Updated
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Gary Neville has admitted that he can understand the frustrations of Manchester City when it came to Bruno Fernandes controversial equaliser.

With Manchester City 1-0 up, the game completely changed when Bruno Fernandes scored a controversial equaliser that left Pep Guardiola's side furious.

The ball was played to Marcus Rashford who was offside. However, while he did not touch the ball, he continued his run until Fernandes decided to shoot, but was deemed not to have interfered with play.

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The laws state that offside offences come when a player plays or touches the ball from an offside position, or if they prevent an opposition player from playing or challenging for the ball.

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Marcus Rashford's goal just two minutes later gave Manchester United a memorable victory, with Manchester City now eight points behind Arsenal in the title race.

Gary Neville Understands Manchester City Frustrations

While Gary Neville would have been delighted as a fan, he admits he can see why Manchester City were furious with the goal.

Reflecting on the incident on Sky Sports, Gary Neville explained what needs to change in the offside rules to ensure this doesn't happen in the future.

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If I was a defender for Manchester City, if I was a coach for Manchester City, if I was a fan of Manchester City I would have been absolutely devastated of that goal been given.

I know the offside rule has been adapted. When I first started playing, any player that was the other side of the last defender was offside, any player, it didn't matter where you were on the pitch.

I think rightly, it was brought in that if you were on the far side of the pitch or if you weren't interfering with play that play could go on. But that made it already more difficult for defenders.

I think if we are now saying that those yesterday are sort of onside, then the balance has gone too far. That for me is an offside goal. I always think would I like that one against me, I would have hated that goal against me."

While there has been a lot of discussion on the official offside rules in this situation, it's interesting to hear the insight of a former defender in Gary Neville on the goal.

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