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Jeremy Doku speaks out on excessive problem on Alexis Mac Allister


Jeremy Doku has admitted he fearful a penalty was going to be awarded for his excessive problem on Alexis Mac Allister throughout Manchester Metropolis’s prime of the desk conflict with Liverpool earlier this month.

Doku tread a advantageous line within the 98th minute of Man Metropolis’s eventual 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield within the Premier League not too long ago, kicking midfielder Mac Allister within the chest contained in the penalty space. To the shock of many, the problem was not deemed a foul by referee Michael Oliver and the VAR, guaranteeing that the factors can be shared.

Talking to the press whereas on worldwide obligation with Belgium, Doku has admitted that he was fearful {that a} penalty can be awarded after a VAR examine.

“After all I agree [with the decision],” insisted Doku. “No, it was a dangerous problem. I might have handled it in another way. I nonetheless imagine it wasn’t a penalty however I do know another referees would have given it. But it surely wasn’t a penalty so I used to be a cheerful.

Alexis Mac Allister, Jérémy Doku

Mac Allister down within the penalty field after the problem / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

“Was I fearful? For a second once they have been wanting on the VAR and perhaps in search of a penalty.

“For me is wasn’t a penalty, however I perceive why some individuals are indignant and why the Liverpool followers imagine it was a penalty.”

Referees’ chief Howard Webb has come out in defence of Oliver and the VAR within the aftermath of the sport, explaining why a penalty was not awarded.

“If the referee provides it on the sphere, it could have been a examine full by the VAR and equally, having not given it, it is also examine full,” Webb stated. “You hear Michael Oliver say the ball’s in between two gamers going collectively. The ball is just too low to go. Doku, lifts his foot to play the ball, and he does make contact on the ball.

“And sure, we all know there’s some contact on Mac Allister as nicely, Mac Allister comes into him, Mac Allister just isn’t actually enjoying the ball both. So, I perceive why it is break up opinion.

“I believe it could have been checked full both manner, not eager to to re-referee the gaming conditions that aren’t actually clear which is what we predict the VAR is is for on this scenario. The VAR stays out of it. I believe that’s what we’d we’d anticipate.”