In the process of leaping to collect the cross, the Swiss player who was competing with the Brazilian pushed him, which resulted in the goalkeeper losing control of the ball.
Just before the referee blew the whistle, Dias confidently slid the ball into the goal.
Man City had decided against intervening in Kavanagh’s on-field ruling, despite the fact that they had hoped that a video assistant referee review would reverse the decision.
Over the course of the live broadcast on talkSPORT, former Manchester City defender Stuart Pearce and former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders voiced opinions that were diametrically opposed to one another.
According to Pearce’s observation, “It’s a very slight touch. A foul would not be called for if it occurred anywhere else on the field of play. This is how the game is played in the modern era.
Saunders was not in agreement and stated, “In my opinion, it is a clear violation.” Before the ball arrived, he reached out and grabbed his arm, and then he leaned on him. Because of this, referees are now very careful not to touch goalkeepers.
“As a neutral party here, I think that was a bit soft, and Alisson should have done better,” said talkSPORT commentator Sam Matterface, who shared his perspective on the matter.
According to Pearce, who was in agreement with the statement, “I believe the goalkeeper had contact before the ball reached him and probably decided to play for a foul, which he definitely got.”
Saunders was adamant in his assertion that “It’s a foul.”
Afterward, Pearce admitted that he and Deano had different opinions regarding the decision, which demonstrated that the referee had not made a blatant error.
“Within the legislation of today,” Matterface elaborated.
“In today’s laws, you are not allowed to touch the keeper,” Saunders came to the conclusion.