Premier League admit offside mistake for Man City'opening goal against Aston Villa

2021-01-27 20:36

Premier League admit offside mistake for Man City

The Man City'goal caused great controversy and discussion

The Premier League has made changes to its interpretation of the offside laws following Manchester City's controversial opening goal against Villa last week.

In the 79th minute of the game, Rodley running back from an apparently offside position, quickly robbed the ball from Tyrone Mings before assisting Bernardo Silva to score. It help City take a 1-0 lead at a crucial moment in the game and ultimately went on to win 2-0.

The goal caused great controversy and discussion and led to Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), the body that controls referees in the Premier League, to seek clarification from the lawmakers, The International Football Association Board (IFAB), and UEFA.

Following discussions, the IFAB provided guidance that "where a player in an offside position immediately impacts on an opponent who has deliberately played the ball, the match officials should prioritise challenging an opponent for the ball, and thus the offside offence of 'interfering with an opponent by impacting on the opponent's ability to play the ball' should be penalised."

This means that Rodri ran into Mings to take possession of the ball occurs again in a match,it would be penalised in the future.