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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.

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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?
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13/12/2011 08:49:00

Yaya had a moment or two of madness, that I have to hold my hands up to. Not sure what got into him?
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13/12/2011 08:52:00

JT, yes Yaya was a lucky boy to stay on but where the ***** are you getting a ten game ban from?
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13/12/2011 08:54:00

Cos its City.
Johnny Baguette
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13/12/2011 10:19:00

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
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13/12/2011 10:42:00

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.
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13/12/2011 10:48:00

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.
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13/12/2011 11:12:00

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.
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13/12/2011 11:17:00

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'.
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13/12/2011 11:26:00

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?
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13/12/2011 11:30:00

Quite funny that you describe it as a kick, one would call it contact so lets agree to disagree.
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13/12/2011 11:41:00

Bosingwa's intention was to KICK the ball, he swung his leg towards the ball to KICK it, Silva was too quick and his foot made contact with his knee, hence he KICKed him. This one calls it a kick, so I guess we will have to agree to disagree.
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13/12/2011 11:46:00

Why are ur lot acting like cry babies, u have what it takes to go on and win the league (i think it'll be very difficult for us to win the league and i'd rather u win it than man utd or the scums from the red half of north london), clattenberg's officiating though wasnt top-notch, it was in no way biased. U face arsescum next and i advice u guys to start preparing for the game, these are times when skill and talent alone is not enough, ur mental strength will be put to test. Good luck.
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13/12/2011 12:36:00

Acting like cry babies? We're just saying it like we saw it. If you were denied a stonewall penalty would you not question it. Btw I don't believe we were robbed, after the first half hour we weren't good enough and when we went a man down it was only a matter of time before you scored.
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13/12/2011 12:43:00

Lol I've never understood the fact that "not being given a penalty" was synonym of being "robbed". Well I don't know if you know it already but when you're given a penalty you then have to take your balls in your hands and face the goalkeeper. You're shouting "robbed" all over the place as if had Clattenburg blown in his whistle a goal would have immediately been given to you. You don't even know if Silva or whoever takes your pens would have burried it. And to be fair it would have been the harshest decision of the game if it was given and yes Silva didn't help himself with that spectacular jump. If he stayed on his feet he had a goalscoring opportunity in front of him. And Clichy's second yellow was harsh? Oh come on guys have some class. Ramires nearly made a complete 180 degrees flip and we were on the attack, just outside the box, Clichy broke down a potential goal-scoring move. Have some class and just admit it damn. These kind of nonsenses are Fergie's.
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13/12/2011 13:46:00

And to be honest facing someone like Cech is fecking frightening. It's a 50/50 duel. And you can tell to Toure to feck off, fecking animal. He lost all my respect. I loved him since his Beveren days in Belgium but yesterday he really disgusted me.
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13/12/2011 13:54:00

FRLamp, why are you referring to the plural? This is one persons opinion. The penalty was stonewall so it wouldn't of been harsh. I have no problem whatsoever with either of Clichy's bookings.
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13/12/2011 13:55:00

Have you seen Mario hit a penalty FRLamp? Why would we tell Toure to feck off? I reckon we'd be more concerned with telling Meireles to feck off tbh.
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13/12/2011 14:00:00

Hey there Deltaforce - have you been over to Vital Chelsea to offer them your heartfelt congratulations yet, or are you and Nikolaijns and the other dirtbags too busy gloating on Vital City?
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13/12/2011 14:01:00

One more thing FRLamp, if you held your balls in your hand when taking a penalty would this not impede your run up? I can't say I've ever seen anyone take a penalty whilst holding their balls.
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13/12/2011 14:04:00

come on get over it you lost the game simple as you were out played for two thirds of the game...denied what could have been a penalty its given 50% of the time there was contact but it was a dive by silva and thats clear to everyone not just chelsea even if you got a peno doesn mean you would score it and even if you did score it doesn mean chelsea would not have went and scored 3......the game unfolded the way it should are gonna win the league this im sure of but you have to learn to be gracious in defeat
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13/12/2011 14:20:00

HOB, I have already conceded that Chelsea deserved to win the game, that doesn't mean we can't bemoan a decision that didn't go our way that could have changed the face of the game. It is natural for supporters to rue a decision like that, we are well aware the game didn't hinge on that decision but the level of incompetence from Clattenburg in this instance is disappointing.
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13/12/2011 14:25:00

Clear to everyone, except maybe the Sky Pundits, the 5 Live pundits and... Your own manager mate!

Villas-Boas conceded that Silva should have been awarded a penalty but added: “There may have been contact with Silva but we have been having decisions that have not gone our way. And today it did not go Manchester City’s way..” You really must try harder.
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13/12/2011 14:42:00

He did say there "may" have been, to be fair fifthcolumnblue. Silva went down looking for a penalty and yes, it could have just as easily been given. I've seen penalties being given for softer fouls. @Bluedub, calm down mate, I just meant he could've been banned for assault or something like the one Pepe got for his stamp, cos it was deliberate and intentional.
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13/12/2011 15:27:00

JT, I'm perfectly calm mate. Pepe's was a stamp, Yaya's was a petulant kick, big difference mate.
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13/12/2011 15:30:00

Gary Neville, Andy Gray, Jamie Redknapp, and Graham Poll - none of whom have been particularly kind to us in the past - all say it was as stonewall a penalty for Silva as you can get. Had it been given and Balotelli scored the penalty (he's never missed one) it'd be 2-0 and from there the entire game could have and probably would have been different. Again, I don't mind losing, it happens - we fully and completely deserved to lose 2-0 at Stamford Bridge last season, but I don't like losses that are influenced by horrendous decisions and not the players.
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13/12/2011 18:47:00

FCB, I know your already fragile mind has been deeply impacted by the Chelsea game but your inability to understand the meaning of the word 'gloating' is quite worrying. My only posts here after the last game concern my agreement with the fact that City deserved a penalty in lieu of the foul on Silva by Bosingwa. Last time I checked that was not called gloating.
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14/12/2011 04:44:00

The mere fact that you and your dirtbag cohorts were here immediately after the game (what, no opinions in the pre-matrch build-up?) would suggest you are attracted to the stench of carrion mate. No secret that you are delighted that we lost and haven't wasted any time in letting us know about it. And cheers for agreeing what pretty much anyone who doesn't support Chelsea can see as plain as day, but,. like Yeah I know!
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14/12/2011 12:08:00

Silva was "hacked" down?? Excuse me, that was a classic example of a dive! Bosingwa just had a very slight touch, and players don't fall on such slight touches! And what about Yaya toure?? No city fan is talking about that incident in which he kicked Mata and slapped him. If there were some player from FC Unicef in Mata's place,they would've play acted and got Toure sent off. Also, Kompany too had to be sent off. You guys were playing really dirty in the 2nd half, totally contrasting to your first half, most of which was beautiful football; I admit we were outplayed in the 1st half. But referee "12th man"?? This is ridiculous. The ref was fair. Stop cribbing please.
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14/12/2011 15:50:00

Plenty of City fans on here have acknowledged that Yaya was lucky to stay on the pitch. I've yet to hear a Chelsea fan admit that Meireles was.
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14/12/2011 15:57:00

Ok i agree Meireles was a lucky guy to stay on the pitch. Sorry about that, but at times i was afraid Meireles would get sent off and was hoping Lamps would come on soon to replace him.
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14/12/2011 15:59:00

What a biased review. What about Toure !? He is really lucky he isn't banned
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14/12/2011 22:15:00

kompany was lucky too? and get over the penalty appeal it happens in football if i think of all the times chelsea were robbed....
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14/12/2011 22:41:00


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