Everton lost 1-0 at home to Manchester City in a dramatic match with City midfielder Rodri’s handball late in the game. Where the refer did not score a penalty.
Many see it as a penalty with Rodri clearly spreading his arm. While Toffee boss Frank Lampard even compare his three-year-old daughter UFABET to it as a penalty.
The absence of the penalty cost Everton to an eventual defeat at home. And put the situation in the table at risk of relegation from being held 17th in the table. One point away from the relegation zone.
The Athletic reports that Toffee have sent a complaint to the Premier League. And call for an apology to Frank Lampard and the Everton players.
The same outlet go on to say that Barrett-Baxendale expressed ‘grave concerns’ over the standard of the refereeing in other Everton matches this season.
During the incident, Rodri appeared to control the ball with his arm. With the contact coming below the so-called ‘t-shirt’ line.
This is the rule the top-flight introduced to attempt to provide clarity over handball decisions – although referee Paul Tierney did not spot the moment of contact.