Raheem Sterling has been subject to unfair criticism following the penalty decision against Shakhtar Donetsk, according to Dimitar Berbatov.
Man City midfielder David Silva has defended Raheem Sterling against claims that he should have told the referee he tripped himself against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Sterling fell to the ground, earning a penalty against Shakhtar in City’s Champions League clash on Wednesday night, leading to some suggestions that he should have told the referee that it was not a penalty as he had tripped himself.
In this case, he has blown for a penalty that wasnt a penalty, but there are plenty of times that they miss penalties that are cast-iron.
The goal that was incorrectly disallowed for offside [by Leroy Sane] in the Champions League against Liverpool last season – Liverpool didnt put their hands up and say, hold on, that wasnt offside, there you go.’