Manchester City lost the match today because Aymeric Laporte got a red card towards the end of the first half. As result, Manchester City lost 2 – 0 to Crystal Palace in a shocking upset.
The straight red given to Aymeric Laporte seems a bit questionable, the call was away from the box. Although both players were tangled up, it did prevent Crystal Palace player Wilfried Zaha from pursuing the ball in what could be seen as a goal-scoring chance denial.
In most cases, a goal-scoring denial warrants a straight red card in the Premier League ruling.
Check out the video of Aymeric Laporte red card below.
Wilfried Zaha (6′) and Conor Gallagher (88′) scored both goals for Crystal Palace. Palace goes up to number 13 on the league table while Manchester City fell to 3rd on the table.
Current standing on the 2021 premier league table for today October 30, 2021.
Zaha was a big problem for Machacest City today. Ederson was shown yellow at halftime for shoving Wilfried Zaha. Bernardo Silva, Ederson, and Aymeric Laporte have been shown 2 yellow cards and 1 red card for their behavior against Zaha in today’s Premier League match.
Rúben Dias on Aymeric Laporte’s red card: “It was a little bit strange to see a red. I was walking back thinking it was yellow. I never thought he [the referee] would go for a red but we have to accept it.”