Man Utd 1-1 Newcastle: United Miffed By Iffy Penalty At Old Trafford (Photos & Highlights)

Chris Wright

26th, November 2011

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By Chris Wright

With Manchester United one up through Chicharito (or rather Chicharito’s stomach/thigh), a pretty naff penalty call from the assistant referee saw Newcastle nick a point at Old Trafford this afternoon.

Referee Mike Jones quite rightly gave a corner when Rio Ferdinand swept the ball away from the end of Hatem Ben Arfa’s toe with clean-as-you-like sliding in the area, only for Jones’ assistant to overrule the decision because the shimmering fairies dancing around his head told him to.

Demba Ba stuck the spot-kick away and thousands of topless Geordies toasted the lino with room-temperature bottles of thick, dank Newky Broon.

Just for the record, if Man City beat Liverpool tomorrow, they go seven points clear at the top of the table. Just saying.

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  1. Redskywalker says:

    At the end of this season I want to see that table that shows what points everyone should have got, had the officials actually got their decisions right.

    In a perfect match of football a referee and a linesman have NO influence on the final result.

  2. Rob says:

    A referee making a bad call against Man Utd’s Fergie?
    He’d better go and find himself another job.

  3. JJ says:

    Because United have NEVER had a phantom penalty called their way?

  4. Tinez says:

    If a Man United attacking play had been taken down in that manner it would have been a penalty and 3 sendings off.

  5. JS says:

    Rooney couldve been sent off for each of those kicks on Colo.
    Some calls you get, some you don’t. They’re just so used to that Old Trafford home cookin’!

  6. Anabelle says:

    Rooney should’ve been given a red card. What irks me about Man Utd is that the belief they’re entitles to win it all.

    Their midfield sucks.

  7. mike says:

    I think what irks you about man united is that we do always win it all.

  8. Sultan says:

    Referee should have shown…a red card…freaking muppet !!!

  9. Papi says:

    ^ Ownage.

  10. Davy says:

    @ Chris..Demba Ba stuck the spot-kick away and thousands of topless Geordies toasted the lino with room-temperature bottles of thick, dank Newky Broon.

    You really do have something against us geordies eh??

    And RIP Gary Speed I was genuinely gutted to hear the news

  11. Matt says:

    So the first penalty awarded against Man U at home in what, 9 seasons, happens to be incorrect?

    That would make the count over 9 years 1 penalty incorrectly given versus how many clear penalties not awarded?

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