Not those balls! PL star gets hands-on to stop striker – and doesn’t concede penalty

West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna took matters into his own hands with a unique way of defending Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero in their Premier League clash this morning.

When the Argentine marksman burst past Ogbonna and appeared set to score, the former Juventus defender wrestled Aguero to the ground – with his hand firmly placed on the striker’s private parts.

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Despite replays showing Ogbonna’s unorthodox tactics, VAR decided not to award a penalty to City. It didn’t matter to the final result, as City ran out 2-0 winners.

But with Aguero on 16 goals, City’s designated penalty taker was denied the opportunity to match Leicester frontman Jamie Vardy in the Premier League golden boot race.

And Sky Sports commentary duo Micah Richards and Jamie Redknapp were bamboozled by the decision.

“When we looked at it, it looked like it was offside but as you see there it looks like he’s actually on-side,” Richards said.

“They should have checked it, that’s a problem, we’ve talked about VAR and the consistency. I think if that’s outside the box they give a foul there.”

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“For me that is a foul and it could have been a red card,” Redknapp said.

“That’s sometimes where VAR is certainly the grey area that fans find difficult and there’s so much pressure on referees and linesmen to make the right decisions.

“It’s not always easy because they’re in a pressurised situation, VAR have got 10 seconds to look at it as well and we want to keep the game flowing. So I can see why they’ve got it wrong but for me that is a penalty.”

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