Sean Longstaff of Newcastle and Kyle Walker, his teammate, clattered with the Brazilian after the latter scored what he believed to be the game’s first goal but it was disallowed for offside.
Aleksandar Isak ran onto a long pass over the top from the home defence against City’s high line to score the goal.
As is customary in the Premier League, the linesman’s flag stayed down even though Isak was offside; it was only lifted after the ball entered the net.
But Ederson was the one who was hurt. After receiving treatment, he was forced to leave, and Stefan Ortega took his place.
“Do you know what, I hope he’s okay and fit enough to recover,” said Ally McCoist, who co-commented the game for TNT Sports. It hurts a lot. If the flag is raised, that does not occur. It was blatantly wrong, in my opinion.
It’s evident that Longstaff executed his run with good timing. It’s fortunate that his left knee does not trap him. It might have been far worse. We’ve witnessed it occur several times. It has been discussed previously. I believe it’s rather evident that he is offside; he needs to raise his flag.
“I understand that he’s been told not to,” Even though it’s not always returned, I believed it when the ball was played all the way through. I believed it to be a clear one.
Due to a similar occurrence that occurred earlier this season, City is already missing John Stones. The defender was hurt while play continued against Everton even though the game was stopped shortly after.
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McCoist made the call to change the rule, while the game’s chief analyst, Darren Fletcher, advocated for player safety to come first.
At first, Ederson attempted to continue, but he was almost immediately taken out of the game. Rodri then requested a substitution, and the City custodian went down once more.
“It’s blatantly evident,” McCoist continued. It’s obvious that he hasn’t made any progress whatsoever. He needs to leave.
“I’m not sure if I’m giving him the ball if I’m Nathan Ake,” is the one thing you have to say. It was obvious he didn’t look right. There, they got away with one.
“This will offer a conversation starter once more, should they raise red flags.”