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Highlights: Chelsea 2-1 City - City Robbed?

Highlights: Chelsea 2-1 City - City Robbed?

Chelsea opened up the Premier League title race by beating Manchester City at Stamford Bridge last night, but if you watch the highlights I would have to agree with my original conclusion. City were, in my opinion, robbed?

Silva was hacked down in the penalty area but Clattenburg decided there was no foul, even though he clearly saw the incident. Plus, Gael Clichy's second yellow was most definitely harsh.

Take a look at the footage and tell us if I'm biased?

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Writer:danielqpr
Date:Tuesday December 13 2011
Time: 8:35AM

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Clichy's second yellow was harsh?! :O Well that's a new complaint. As for Silva's penalty, how did Yaya Toure manage to escape without a red card and a 10 game suspension?
JT_daniel
13/12/2011 08:49:00
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Yaya had a moment or two of madness, that I have to hold my hands up to. Not sure what got into him?
tudor
13/12/2011 08:52:00
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JT, yes Yaya was a lucky boy to stay on but where the ***** are you getting a ten game ban from?
Bluedub
13/12/2011 08:54:00
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Cos its City.
Johnny Baguette
13/12/2011 10:19:00
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Sorry but one word proves your bias...."hacked". Whatever it may have been it certainly wasnt hacked. Unfortunately Silva didnt help himself. It was a quick flick and merest touch at best. Yes they are often given (I dont think they should be - its not a non contact sport) but that type of contact does not cause both legs to come flying up behind you in a huge leap - go on try it - it just doesnt.
Mr Reasonable
13/12/2011 10:42:00
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I don't think hacked is an unfair description. Bosingwa's right foot caught Silva's left knee as he swung for the ball, it was as clear as day.
Bluedub
13/12/2011 10:48:00
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Silva does look for the penalty but it was an offence that has led to many penalties being conceded in the past. Bosingwa was hugely lucky as were Chelsea. Chelsea recovered very well in the second half and were the better team as City were in the first half.
Deltaforce
13/12/2011 11:12:00
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It makes no odds whatsoever if Silva looked for the penalty or not. The fact isBosingwa kicked him in the box after Silva had stepped away from him, it's a penalty regardless of Silva's fall.
Bluedub
13/12/2011 11:17:00
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Bosingwa hung out a leg to impede Silva's run and there was clear contact which should have led to a penalty. That would be more accurate than calling what Bosingwa did a 'kick'.
Deltaforce
13/12/2011 11:26:00
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Bosingwa swung his leg toward the ball, Silva shifted the ball quickly with his left foot, this led to Bosingwa's swinging leg making contact with Silva's knee. When you swing a leg and make contact that is usually described as a kick, is it not? If he had made contact with the ball would he not have kicked the ball?
Bluedub
13/12/2011 11:30:00
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