Laporte vs Dembele Incident | Laporte fouled by Dembele before second Lyon goal v Man City? Toko Ekambi offside dummy

By Soccer Blog | Aug 16, 2020

This Laporte vs Dembele incident had plenty of City fans fuming, with the defender claiming that he had been fouled by goal scorer Moussa Dembele in the buildup. Pundit and former defender Rio Ferdinand seemed to think that Dembele did foul Laporte. City players also thought Toko Ekambi was offside, but his dummy allowed Dembele to progress and score

Dembele first goal vs City- Lyon second of the game, Dembele vs Laporte incident

Did Dembele foul Laporte before Lyon’s second goal against City? Pundit Analysis- Ferdinand thinks yes

It was a crucial point in the game, tied at 1-1 at that stage. Man City dominated the fixture vs Lyon in the xG stats, but ended up losing 3-1.

3 Comments so far
  1. ALAN PACKHAM August 16, 2020 2:35 pm

    Lyon’s second goal was definitely a foul!! BUT it was a foul on Dembele by Laporte!! Look at how Laporte crosses over at the last second, deliberately I would say, and blocks Dembele and this is why he got clipped. If he had maintained his straight course he would not have got clipped

    No foul

  2. AB August 16, 2020 3:18 pm

    Think Laporte changed direction (presumably to ensure the other Lyon player remains offside), and gets clipped by Dembele, albeit not intentionally. Dembele seems to have his eyes on the ball.

  3. rbaer August 16, 2020 4:59 pm

    Absolutely right – Laporte changes direction suddenly and Dembele runs straight and looks at ball.

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