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Manchester City v Everton: The controversial penalty that wasn’t

by | 5th, October 2013

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THIS afternoon Manchester CIty beat Everton 3-1. The match reports were filed. The media went home. But how different are the views offered to readers of the teams’ respective local newspapers? let’s see in Local News Match:

Liverpool Echo:

Man City 3 Everton 1 – Blues unbeaten record ends

A controversial 69th-minute penalty awarded for a foul by Seamus Coleman on Pablo Zabaleta allowed City to seal victory, although Aguero’s penalty was ultimately credited as an own goal by Tim Howard.

How controversial?

Manchester Evening News:

City were worth the third goal they still needed, and they got it when Pablo Zabaleta burst into the box and was hauled down by Coleman. Aguero’s spot kick was not the best, but Tim Howard pushed it onto the post, and the ball bounced back off the keeper and rolled in.

Not controversial at all if your reporter is based in Manchester…



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