Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by Rozay, Feb 3, 2018.
Probably one of the worst non-awards of a penalty I’ve seen. Especially given the ref’s view.
It was bordering GBH.
All I want to know is the version of what he saw happen. Because he's looking right at it.
Should be demoted, he was absolutely rubbish today. One of the worst ref 'performances' I can remember seeing in the PL, and that takes some serious doing.
can somebody post a gif of that? I missed the game due to work, thanks
The way his head snaps back is just painful to watch, Kongolo lined him up and cleaned him out. Braindead challenge and braindead decision (par for the course for Atwell today). Definite pen and a red in my opinion. If that's not excessive force what is?
And there are people saying refs are not biased...
Insanity to not give a penalty.
Should get a retrospective ban for violent conduct. That was a flying elbow.
I think Jose said in his press conference that the 4th official said he thought it was a penalty too.
I don't think they have the brain capacity required to be biased.
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Jose seem to mention that the ref was not in a good position to see it. Where was the ref?
It was very obviously a pen from any angle.
Looking straight at it from a few feet away I think.
Just off camera to the left in the gif, but he was in the perfect position to see it as he was looking right at it.
He had a very good view, he was looking right at it.
missed the first part of the game. How is this not a pen
Surprised he didn't have a concussion, with both the impact on him, and the way he hit the ground. There was some serious force behind it. It was a hit that would probably have you ejected and suspended in the NHL, and that's a sport where you can literally fist-fight someone, but you can't full-force body check someone in the head.
Why didn't ref award a pen for that?
Play was stopped, it was a dead ball. Was it an offside call before that?
Terrible, terrible challenge.
Match of the Day had a laugh and barely mentioned how shocking of a decision. If it was Liverpool or City, they'd be spending 10 minutes on this.
Game was stopped for a head injury and that's it.
Pen and a red, McTominay was lucky not to get a concussion the way his head bounced off the ground.
So ref didn't see anything wrong with it. Mental.
I was surprised McTominay was able to continue to be honest. He's one tough lad. Most players would've been concussed after something like that. Imagine Fellaini did that... It would be all over the papers tomorrow.
Reminded me of the FA cup semi final vs Pompey when a player just ran into Ronaldo and no penalty.
It was a disgrace. The ref was awful. Seemed more concerned with Huddersfield doing well than protecting players heads...
Bloody hell, he could have been seriously hurt with that. Hard to tell, but doesn't look like their player is looking at the ball either.
This trend of doing anything to avoid giving us a penalty is getting worrying. If this challenge had been on a City player we would have had a week's worth of Pep and the media saying City players need more protection.
What’s with the agenda here? Mctominay was able to carry on, we won comfortably so the decision didn’t affect us and it’s pretty much universally agreed it was a clear pen. Why waste air time on something that didn’t matter in the end?
Even Mike Dean would have given us a pen? Don't believe it.
No arguing with that.
Interesting that Guardiola's been moaning all week about players needing protecting by refs and then this dickhead Atwell allows this to happen right under his nose! There again I suppose his eyesight has never been that great! (Remembering the "goal that never was!")
The referee needs a long time off after that.
Nope just saw it as a "coming together"
Roy Keane made a fair point a few years ago that he would never criticise a referee as long as he understood how they could come to a decision. This is one instance where it's absolutely ridiculous that he was in such a good position to see the incident and didn't give a penalty for it, one of the worst decisions I've seen in a long time.
Absolutely shocking. I posted in the match day thread about assault is obviously allowed in the penalty area before I even saw a replay, and the Ref had a better view than me !
No doubt if had been a United player delivering a flying elbow smash into an opposition players face they would have had some in depth analysis of it and replays from every conceivable angle.
Lawmakers desperately need to provide greater guidance and directives to eliminate unnecessary and intentional fouls in the game. Teams are smarter than ever at using fouls to disrupt the game and officials have not smartened up accordingly. Never knew what Arsenal fans meant about Sanchez being fouled all game, but today we saw him kicked all match - and why not? The risk/reward is not balanced. What is the defender going to lose? 19 fouls, a significant number of attacks disrupted and the defence reorganised for 4 yellows.
what the actual feck? that seems like a red card too, he could have a nasty concussion from it too
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