Man City denied goal - Hand ball rule change

In the game against Manchester City and Tottenham on the 17th August 2019, a last minute winner was disallowed for Manchester City which has caused alot of debate. The disallowed goal has caused alot of debate because the ball struck Laporte's hand unintentional when he was trying to head the ball towards goal before Gabriel Jesus finished expertly. The goal was initially given by the referee until Video Assistant Referee (VAR) interrupted Manchester City celebrations and was greeted with huge applaud from Tottenham players and fans. The goal was disallowed due to Premier League implementing the new hand ball rule by the International Football Association Board (IFAB).




Hand ball Rule Change

According to the IFAB - "Any goal scored when the ball touches the hand of a player of the goal scoring team before goal is scored will be disallowed whether intentional or not".

Other IFAB Rule Changes

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