Jack Grealish questions penalty decision in Manchester City’s FA Cup final win


‘I’m not even LOOKING at the ball!’: Jack Grealish left baffled at penalty decision given against him and Manchester City in their 2-1 FA Cup final win over Man United – as he jokes Ilkay Gundogan ‘saved him’ with brace

  • Manchester City have won the FA Cup after beating United 2-0 on Saturday 
  • They won 2-1 after Erik ten Hag’s side scored a controversially awarded penalty
  • Jack Grealish was baffled at how the spot kick was given after the City win 

Jack Grealish has questioned the decision to award Manchester United a penalty after he was judged to have handed the ball during Man City‘s 2-1 FA Cup final win.

The England star claimed he was ‘not even looking at the ball’ as it flicked his hand after he missed a header.

‘I don’t know how it’s a penalty,’ Grealish told BBC Sport, ‘I’m not even looking at the ball, I’ve missed the ball with my head, but anyway, Gundo saved me.’

Alan Shearer agreed and asked what the 27-year-old could have done instead, while Lee Dixon felt the officials ‘must never have kicked a ball in their lives’. 

Bruno Fernandes converted the spot kick to level the game, but Ilkay Gundogan scored his second of the afternoon to put the Cityzens back in front. 

Manchester United were awarded a controversial penalty in their 2-1 FA Cup final loss to Man City

Manchester United were awarded a controversial penalty in their 2-1 FA Cup final loss to Man City 

Jeack Grealish questioned the decision as he 'wasn't even looking at the ball'

Jeack Grealish questioned the decision as he ‘wasn’t even looking at the ball’

It came after the German midfielder scored the fastest goal in FA Cup final history with a classy volley after just 12 seconds. 

On the derby win, which keeps City ion track for a famous treble with the Premier League also in the bag and only the Champions League final remaining next weekend, Grealish added: ‘It’s just stuff you dream of when you are young. 

‘I don’t know if the foreign guys do as much but us English guys know how important it is. I lost one with Villa and I really wanted to win this one.’

On the City side he joined for £100 million two years ago, he added: ‘The best thing about this team is we have a mixture of everything. 

‘The older lads are more experienced, we have younger lads and we have so much belief in ourselves. 

Bruno Fernandes converted from the spot to put United level at Wembley

Bruno Fernandes converted from the spot to put United level at Wembley

Ilkay Gundogan then scored his second of the game to ensure City can still achieve the treble by beating Inter Milan in next weekend's Champions League final

Ilkay Gundogan then scored his second of the game to ensure City can still achieve the treble by beating Inter Milan in next weekend’s Champions League final

‘We’ll enjoy tonight and then straight back on it tomorrow and Monday for a massive game next week.’

‘I can’t wait for next week now, I love this team, the players and the staff.’

The loss will be a crushing one for United, as it not only ends their hopes of a second trophy this season but also gives their rivals a chance of emulating their greatest achievement.

The Red Devils’ treble win in 1999 has never been matched in English football, but City are now just a win away.





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