Manuel Pellegrini, the manager of Nigerian international Kelechi Iheanacho at Manchester City has voiced his displeasure at the Referee’s inability to award his side a penalty during the goalless draw against Everton at the Etihad on Wednesday night.
Raheem Sterling went down inside the box after a challenge from the Toffees centre-back John Stones, but referee Roger East felt there was no contact and awarded a goal kick to the visitors.
The game eventually ended goalless in front of their home fans and it represented City’s first at home in the Premier League since November 2010.
Speaking about that incident after the final whistle, Pellegrini told BBC Sport: “Everyone in the stadium could see it was a penalty, it was so near to the referee and so clear.
“Both Raheem’s legs were taken by Stones but if he doesn’t whistle we can’t say anything.”
Manchester City are very much still in contention for the premier league title as they are just three points behind leaders Arsenal who has 43 points.