By 90Min
October 22, 2017

Burnley manager Sean Dyche is fuming with the controversial decision to award City a penalty after Bernardo Silva went down with virtually no contact.

His side suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of league leader Manchester City, who extended their lead at the top by five points after Saturday's victory.

However, the decision that lead to Aguero's record-equalling penalty was somewhat controversial, prompting Sean Dyche to question the referee's decision after the game.

As reported by the Daily Mail, he said, "For him to get that high off the floor when your hands are above your head is a skill in itself. If I kicked my kid in the garden he wouldn’t fall like that.

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"There has to be a bit of what I’d call honour in the game. That’s out of the window because it’s not there. There’s contact but you can’t fall as a 13 stone professional footballer. 


"How can you fall when someone touches you that softly? But I seem to be the only one who wants to change it.'


He goes onto say how player's reaction's are undermining the spirit of fairness in the game, while also making referee's jobs much harder.

'The contact was so minimal today, I don't know the referee would see it,'

Anyhow, Manchester cruised to victory following the halftime break, as made it eleven consecutive wine, equalling their club record. Pep Guardiola's side are yet to be beaten this season, and are now top of both the Premier League, and their Champions League group.

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