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Football: United's Moyes hits out at referee over penalty claim

Published on Jan 2, 2014 8:14 AM
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Manchester United manager David Moyes throwing the ball back onto the pitch during their English Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Jan 1, 2014. Moyes criticised referee Howard Webb for not giving his side a late penalty as their revival ended in a 2-1 home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur.-- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Manchester United manager David Moyes criticised referee Howard Webb for not giving his side a late penalty as their revival ended in a 2-1 home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014.

The Scot was incensed about an 87th minute challenge from French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris on substitute Ashley Young that even Spurs manager Tim Sherwood thought was a penalty as United slipped to a fourth league home defeat this season.

"It was scandalous," said Moyes. "If you follow through on a player anywhere else on the pitch with your foot high, it would be a sending off and a red card.

"The goalkeeper comes out, Ashley Young gets the ball before him and he follows through. It's an incredible decision which didn't go our way, in fact probably one of the worst I think I have seen.

 
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