Half-time: Manchester City 2-0 Shakhtar Donetsk. I’m hearing that Guardiola actually tried to talk to the fourth official about not awarding a penalty. Still, he didn’t protest enough for it not to be given.
Sterling may be a superb player, but he’s just demonstrated that his sportsmanship and ethics are woeful. After the match, of course, he’ll say he “wasn’t sure there was contact”. As for the officials, there’ll be usual lack of accountability or even the decency of an answer at all.”
Not sure I agree with all of that, and it’s not Sterling’s job to decide if it should have been a penalty. At worst, it’s probably a good opportunity missed for him to get some good press.
It will be interesting to see if the officials to hold their hands up though. Such a glaring error, you’ve sort of got to come out and just say sorry. This is what some analysts are saying about England forward but so far he has had a good game.
Now waiting for the second half.
Source: The Guardian