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

Chris Wright

26th, November 2011


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.



Photos: PA