Sterling speaks out over penalty decision against Shakhtar
Date published: Wednesday 7th November 2018 10:32
Raheem Sterling has spoken out after he was awarded a dubious penalty in Man City’s 6-0 demolishing of Shakhtar Donetsk.
The attacker appeared to kick the ground before tumbling over, but the penalty was given City’s way.
The attacker told BT Sport after the game: “I went to chip the ball and don’t know what happened. I didn’t feel contact. I scuffed the ball. Apologies to the ref.”
The penalty was relatively meaningless as Pep Guardiola’s men ran riot, netting six past the Ukraninan side without conceding a goal.
The victory means they remain top of their Champions League group, with Sterling saying the victory was ‘massive’.
“It was a massive win. The Lyon match [1-2 home defeat in September] was one of those a wake-up calls. You lose the ball and these good teams can punish you.”