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Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has been left ‘confused’ by the new VAR handball rules after his side were denied an injury-time winner in their 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Premier League champions thought they had snatched a 3-2 victory in injury time at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday but Gabriel Jesus’ strike was disallowed on review for a handball by ‘City’s Aymeric Laporte.

De Bruyne does not feel the rule is consistent because, had the ball hit a Tottenham player’s arm in the same manner instead of Laporte’s, play would have been allowed to continue.

“It is what it is,” the Belgian said of VAR. “If they want to make football better they should have it. But I think the only thing – the rules should be clear. If the ball had touched somebody of Tottenham’s arm it’s not a penalty, but if it touched our arm it is not allowed.

“It should go both ways in something like that. I don’t understand that as a player. It makes it really confusing.”

The incident meant City had to settle for a 2-2 draw from a game they completely dominated, racking up 30 shots to Spurs’ three.

De Bruyne set up goals for Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero but the visitors responded through Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura. That ended City’s run of 15 successive Premier League wins but the 28-year-old was not too downhearted.

“Obviously we’re disappointed about the result but not about the way we played,” he said. “We played really well and deserved to win but it happens. We have to look forward. The way we played was really good and to get to this level so early in the season is good.

[Source: Sky Sports]

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