Monday, August 31, 2009

Daily Mail, UK.


A similar scenario followed the Darren Fletcher foul on Andrey Arshavin in the 39th minute - the irrelevant and inaccurate comment of 'He got the ball' was the commentators' opinion from their first viewing.

Dean, who, of course, only gets one look, had doubts and so allowed play to continue. Of course, all of us now know a penalty should have been awarded but I felt Dean earned the slice of luck which meant that the unfortunate Arshavin scored soon after.

In the 59th minute Dean had no doubts over the penalty for Manchester United when Manuel Almunia made a poor decision to throw himself at Wayne Rooney.

Close examination of the video actually shows Rooney went to ground before any contact but a penalty was the correct decision.

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