(Video)Sergio Aguero apologizes for missed penalty against Chelsea

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has apologised for his botched panenka against Chelsea this afternoon.

The Argentine spurned the opportunity to put Pep Guardiola’s side 2-0 up, in a game that could have sealed the Premier League title.

But the Blues’ subsequent comeback means that City will have to wait.

Aguero, who is leaving the Etihad this summer, wrote on Twitter: “I would like to apologise to my teammates, staff and supporters for missing the penalty. It was a bad decision and I take full responsibility.”

Fans, Thomas Tuchel alarmed Raheem Sterling was not issued red card for challenge on Timo Werner

Thomas Tuchel and football fans were left surprised as Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling avoided a red card for a challenge on Chelsea striker Timo Werner.

The City attacker took a heavy touch inside his own half and Werner tried to steal possession and begin a counter attack.

Sterling flew into a 50-50 challenge with his studs up and caught the German on the knee, who then rolled around in pain as the City man had an anxious look over to the referee.

Anthony Taylor showed a yellow card to the City No 7 and after a VAR check, the decision to stick with the on-field decision was made, much to the surprise of fans on social media.

After the match, Chelsea boss Tuchel said: “I think Raheem Sterling was lucky to be on the field after he had a huge foul on Timo Werner.”

One fan tweeted: ‘Obviously a red. 30 minutes later he would have given it. But refs are humans and he didn’t want to ruin a potentially decent game. Shame but true, they do it week in and week out. That’s why 70 of all cards are towards the end of games. Because it makes no difference.’

Another fan argued: ‘How’s VAR not given a red card here? I’ve seen reds given for less this season! Typical for Sterling to score the goal as well’

Someone else tweeted: ‘Raheem Sterling should’ve been given a red card by Anthony Taylor for this… Not the first time Anthony Taylor makes controversial decisions against Chelsea in big games.’

Sterling unhappy as referee refused award him penalty in Manchester City loss to Chelsea

Manchester City skipper for the day Raheem Sterling was bewildered as to why he wasn’t awarded a penalty late on.

The winger was clear inside the box and went down under the challenge of Kurt Zouma who was caught wrong side.

Anthony Taylor waved play on and VAR agreed. But Sterling said between them, they got the decision wrong.

The Manchester City captain said: “It’s a difficult one to take. We had chances to finish the game off and we didn’t and got punished. Simple as that.

“For me, I couldn’t get a shot away as his knee went into my hamstring. I don’t know how it’s not a penalty, I don’t know how it’s not been reviewed properly.

“The ref said it had been reviewed. Personally, I knew it was a penalty.I thought VAR was meant to be here to help? But it wasn’t meant to be.”

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Chelsea defeat Manchester City at the death in stunning comeback at Etihad

Manchester City looked to have a hand on the Premier League trophy when Sergio Aguero stepped up to hit his penalty at 1-0.

But the Panenka miss proved costly as Chelsea fought back to claim the three points.

Raheem Sterling nicked an open goal from Aguero to have City in the lead.

Chelsea were much better in the second-half and deservedly equalised through Hakim Ziyech.

Timo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi both had the ball in the net, ruled out for offside.

Then Marcos Alonso mis-hit a shot into the back of the net in injury-time.

(Watch Goal on Video) Marcos Alonso scores! 93’… Manchester City 1-2 Chelsea

Hudson-Odoi reverses a ball behind for Werner, who beats Laporte to the by-line.

He cuts it back into the middle and Hudson-Odoi and Alonso go for it and the ball fortuitously skips up into the air and beyond Ederson.

It looks like the right foot of Alonso that has won it!

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(Watch Goal on Video) Ziyech scores! 63’… Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea

Rodri is dispossessed through the work rate of Ziyech.

The ball comes forward and Pulisic does superb this time to keep it moving for Azpilicueta on the right.

He immediately feeds Ziyech on the edge, who takes one touch to steady himself and another to drill it into the bottom corner.

Ederson gets a touch but is beaten by the power.

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Juventus reject Chelsea, Barcelona offers for star this month

Reports in Italy claim Juventus turned down offers from Barcelona and Chelsea earlier this month, as they are keeping hold of Matthijs de Ligt.

The centre-back was signed from Ajax in 2019 for €85.5m and is under contract in Turin until June 2024.

According to Tuttosport, the Bianconeri received two proposals over the last 10 days from Barcelona – who had been their main rivals when originally snapping up the Dutchman – and Chelsea.

However, the 21-year-old is absolutely not for sale and said he would love to become captain of the Old Lady one day.

De Ligt struggled with a recurring shoulder injury throughout last season, requiring surgery in August, and also missed a few games after contracting COVID-19 in January.

Chelsea open contract talks with Jorginho despite his agent touting Blues star for return to Italy

Chelsea are preparing to open contract talks with Jorginho, according to reports.

The Blues midfielder has enjoyed a fine revival since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January.

And according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, he looks on course to be rewarded with a new deal.

The journalist adds that the Italian star wants to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.

Jorginho, 29, arrived alongside Maurizio Sarri in 2018 for £57million.

His £110,000-a-week, five-year deal expires in June 2023.

Meanwhile, his agent has confirmed he’d be open to Napoli or Milan, and would currently cost €50m.

“He would also like a return to Italy, but I think it will be in a couple of years and not now,” agent Joao Santos told Radio Kiss Kiss.

The representative was asked which club in Serie A could draw Jorginho in, for example Napoli or Milan?

“If they don’t call… He loves the city of Naples and spent wonderful years there, but he has to think about his career right now. He still has a contract at Chelsea.

“As for Milan, if he were to leave Chelsea, with €50m and a contract similar to the one he currently has at Stamford Bridge, then he could think about it.”

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Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus vow to go to war with UEFA

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have vowed to go to war with Uefa over threats to throw them out of European competition for sticking to the Super League plans.

The three clubs have been warned by the governing body they face a two-year ban from their competitions unless they finally give up their intention to play in the rebel tournament.

But in a joint statement released this morning, the football superpowers doubled down on their refusal to give up on the project and made it clear they think the law is on their side.

Real, Barca and Juve are all now prepared to fight it through the courts to challenge any Uefa ban as they desperately try to cling on to the ESL dream which will save them from the financial turmoil they have left themselves in.

Chelsea, Manchester City set for bidding war over £60million Bundesliga star

There are reports that Robert Lewandowski could be ‘tempted’ into a move to Chelsea or Manchester City as the two clubs are battle ready to slug it out for the signature of the Bayern Munich striker.

The 32-year-old is closing in on a number of records in Germany, and has previously hinted that he’ll finish his career in Bavaria.

Lewandowski is one of the best strikers ever to play in the Bundesliga, with 272 goals across his career with Bayern and Borussia Dortmund.

He has seemed to get even better with age, notching up an astonishing 36 goals in just 26 league appearances so far this season.

Lewandowski was considered a shoo-in for the 2020 Ballon d’Or before it was cancelled because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

But, with his contract set to have just two years remaining, the Pole is reportedly considering his options.

According to ESPN, the striker is ‘undecided’ on his future – with City and Chelsea emerging as serious ‘contenders’ to sign him.

The two Premier League sides, who meet in the Champions League final later this month, would have to part with at least £60million to secure Lewandowski’s services.