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Instant Replay thinks that wasn’t a penalty

On closer look Villa went down without contact.

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at New York City FC Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Sounders fans may feel hard done once again by PRO. This time it came after Robert Sibiga called Oniel Fisher’s tackle on David Villa a penalty in the 51’ minute of their 2-1 defeat at the hands of New York City FC this past weekend.

The replays showed that Fisher got all ball and at worst, NYCFC should have received a corner kick. Villa made a meal of it and converted from the spot to give him his 50th career MLS goal.

Earlier in the first half, there was a shout for a penalty on Joevin Jones in the 22’. Jack Harrison cut back to his left as Jones came sliding by with his right foot out. Yes, his right foot clipped Harrison as he was making his cut but it was not enough to warrant him hitting the deck to earn a penalty.

In the first incident, ESPN analysts Taylor Twellman agreed that it was not a penalty. In the second incident, Twellman disagreed with the call and felt that the Sounders were hard done.

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