Referee Jon Moss has been accused of 'bottling' the penalty decision during Man City's 0-0 draw with Southampton on Saturday afternoon.

City were held to a goalless draw but it could've been ever worse after defender Kyle Walker conceded a penalty and was sent off midway through the second half for a challenge on striker Adam Armstrong.

However after consulting with VAR, Moss opted not only to overturn the red card but also completely rescind the foul and therefore overturn the penalty decision too.

Fans, media and pundits have been baffled as to how he didn't give the penalty after watching the footage back and former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor believes he 'bottled' the decision because Man City were at home and are one of the bigger teams in the league.

Speaking on talkSPORT Agbonlahor said: "Was there enough to change his decision? For me it could've been either way. It could've been and it could've not been. He's given it, I don't think there's enough to go back on the screen, check it and say 'okay I'm not going to give this.' But he probably didn't realise the extent of the decision, you know red card, penalty.

"Man City at home, because it took longer as well, maybe they did bottle it. I totally agree [none of those factors should matter] but I think the teams that aren't the big teams are losing out on the decisions. We saw with Burnley against Arsenal, the bigger teams might've got that decision than if it was the other way around.

"I feel sorry for Southampton because it was an even game wasn't it? Everyone expected it was going to be 3,4,5,6-0 today. But Southampton bravely played their football, attacked Man City and it was an even game. They deserved to win the game for me and that penalty would've won it for them probably."

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