Sterling apologises to referee and Shakhtar over penalty

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08 Nov 2018, 04:04 IST
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Manchester Metropolis’s Raheem Sterling.

Raheem Sterling has apologised to referee Viktor Kassai and Shakhtar Donetsk after he was wrongly awarded a penalty in Manchester Metropolis’s 6-Zero Champions League triumph. 

The England winger went down within the field after 24 minutes having kicked the turf as he formed to shoot in Wednesday’s Group F conflict. 

Nevertheless, Kassai believed Sterling had been introduced down by Mykola Matvyenko and promptly pointed to the spot, permitting Gabriel Jesus to internet Metropolis’s second.

Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola appeared to movement that he didn’t agree with the choice and Sterling himself accepts that he was the beneficiary of an incorrect name.

“I went to chip the ball and I do not know what occurred subsequent,” he informed BT Sport. “I ended up on the ground and circled…

“I do not suppose I felt contact, it was my dangerous. I hit the ground, scuffed the ground, so apologies to the ref and apologies to Shakhtar.”

Discussing Metropolis’s win, which featured a Jesus hat-trick and sends his aspect three factors away from Lyon on the high of the group, Sterling added: “It was large. We would have liked to get the win to maintain the strain on the others and that is precisely what we have finished.”

Metropolis’s focus now shifts to Sunday’s Manchester derby, as native rivals United – recent from successful at Juventus – go to the Etihad Stadium.

“I want a few days now,” stated Sterling. “We’ll take it slowly, do our restoration and put together for that.

“It’s going to be a large recreation on the weekend, however I am positive we’ll attempt to do our greatest and attempt to get the three factors.”

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