Super Sunday, certainly lived up to its billing as Manchester did the double over North London, with City beating Spurs 3-2 at Eastlands and United beating Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates.
In the early kick off City were 2-0 up against Spurs before the Londoners came back to make it 2-2 however, there was some controversy.
Joleon Lescott appeared to smash his forearm into Younus Kaboul’s face, while Mario Balotelli seemed to stamp on Scott Parker’s head.
To compound Spurs’ misery Balotelli then went on to score the penalty which won the game for City.
The question on everyone’s lips- not least us Reds, was ‘should Lescott and Balotelli have been sent off?
‘Arry Redknapp certainly thought the young Italian should’ve been sent off , the Spurs manager told Sky Sports:
“It looked like a penalty, I’ve not seen a replay – but the boy who scored the penalty shouldn’t have been on the pitch,” Redknapp said.
“He kicked Scott Parker in the head. He does it a lot, he backheeled him in the face and cut his head. No one can make excuses that he didn’t do it, anyone can see he did do it.”
It’s decisions like today that can win or lose titles, although its only January, if City do prevail, then we may look back at thsee decisions as being seminal.
Were Lescott and Balotelli lucky? Have a look at these pics and make your own mind up.