Rodri has bottles thrown at him after celebrating Man City’s late winner in front of Arsenal fans

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Rodri had a number of bottles and other objects thrown at him by the Arsenal fans as he celebrated his injury-time winner in front of the home supporters.

The Gunners’ faithful were already furious about a number of key decisions made by referee Stuart Atwell, and the late goal to give Man City a 2-1 win did little to lift the mood.

Martin Odegaard was not awarded a penalty in the first-half, after VAR decided there was no need for an on-field review.

But Atwell was sent to look at the monitor in the second-half as then gave City a penalty for Granit Xhaka’s challenge on Bernardo Silva, leading to questions over the consistency of the decision-making process.

Arsenal also had Gabriel sent-off but held on for the last 30 minutes until Rodri’s strike, which extended City’s winning run in the league to 11 straight matches.

The midfielder scored the winner at the end where the away fans were, but he wildly celebrated in front of the Arsenal fans instead and had plastic bottles and toilet roll thrown at him.

Speaking after the match, Rodri insisted the referee was right to give City a penalty for the foul on Silva.

“I have no doubt it was a penalty,” Rodri said.

“First of all I didn’t know if there was contact, but I got close enough to the screen and for me it’s a clear penalty.”

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