Clattenburg was ‘amazed’ at Man Utd’s ‘thriller’ penalty decision

Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg struggles to grasp why Stuart Attwell did not punish Man Utd of their 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Sundays.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left extraordinarily annoyed after the Red Devils had been insignificant draw at Stamford Bridge after he thought Man Utd must be given a transparent penalty.

Following a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) examine, Callum Hudson-Odoi was judged to have intentionally not dealt with the ball within the penalty space.

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However Clattenburg couldn’t imagine that he was not given the kick of the Hudson-Odoi hand-held spot in “unnatural place”.

Clattenburg wrote within the Every day Mail: “I’m stunned that Manchester United weren’t awarded a penalty within the first half for Callum Hudson-Odoi’s clear handball.

“The Chelsea player’s arm was up in an unnatural place and the ball hit his hand.

“VAR Chris Kavanagh thought referee Stuart Attwell missed a transparent penalty so he gave him a chance to overview it in his field-side monitor.

“How Attwell did not spotlight the spot, after being proven the identical angles as we had been, is a thriller.”

And there was little question in Solskjaer’s thoughts that it was a penalty which the head of Man Utd claimed that managers “influenced the umpires”.

When requested if it was defined to him why the penalty was not given, Solskjaer said: “No. They most likely thought his hand was in a really pure place when he flicked that ball.

“It is gone now. Clearly they thought his hand was in a pure place when flicking the ball.

“I am a bit of fearful that we do not get these penalties after what sounds made a month or two about us getting penalties.

“There’s a point of administration influencing the referees.”


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