Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sane Was Robbed! VAR Would Have Given a Goal

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sane Was Robbed! VAR Would Have Given a Goal

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LEROY Sane silenced the critics just two minutes into his first league start of the season on Saturday, tapping in Fernandinho's low cross.

Sane had only played 30 minutes of Premier League action before City welcomed Fulham to the Etihad, and had been left out of the matchday squad altogether in the previous home game against Newcastle.

Since then, he withdrew from international duty with Germany for the birth of his daughter and was handed a spot in the starting XI on Saturday.

It was a perfect message to send to the doubters, after questions had been raised about Sane's attitude following his omission from the German World Cup squad.

However, Sane's comeback could have been even sweeter - if his disallowed goal in the first half had been allowed to stand.

The 22-year-old reacted to a flick-on from a corner, but the linesman mistook him for Nicolas Otamendi standing in an offside position and raised his flag. …

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