The PSG defender has almost innocuously jumped/turned his back, presumably to avoid taking the ball straight in the mush, rather than gain any advantage. Dalot struck the ball as hard as he could from point blank range. The defenders back was already turned when the shot was taken. His arm is not outstretched, it is in a perfectly natural position.If I am running/turning/twisting away from goal in the penalty area and I get clipped/fouled/dragged down, it is still a penalty.
Whilst I understand those who say it wasn't a penalty, if you watch the slow mo replays (as I did last night on BT), you'll clearly see the defender look at the ball for 1, maybe 2 seconds thus knowing where the ball was, he then turns and STILL puts his arm out. Dalot (United RB) immediately claims "handball" whilst the Ref gives a corner.
Clearly, there was enough of a legitimate issue for VAR to call it back. Good decision and it is one in the eye for PSG who thought they had the tie in the bag. Bonus fun to be had watching Neymars pitch side tantrums.
The blame lies with the defender. He clearly saw that the shot probably wasn't initially on target yet he still led with arm at around 8ft in the air.
Well done Rashford (same for Kane the previous night). We should be celebrating that two of Englands top strikers are now beginning to show nerves of steel at key key moments - away from home - in pressure cooker atmospheres.
Lets hope that City join Spurs and United into the QFs. Well done to both Ajax and Porto, too.
The shot itself was sailing a mile wide. There were no appeals from the United players, other than a speculative attempt from Dalot. It was a ridiculous decision. Watching that gobshite Neymar's childlike tantrums was indeed hilarious.
I can't believe you're suddenly a stickler for the rules JD, having spent so long arguing uncompromisingly against the same rule book that clearly credits our own Lukas Nmecha with a goal at Rortherham .