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I’m Baffled Referee Attwell Didn’t Award Man United Penalty Against Chelsea – Mark Clattenburg

 


Former Premier League referee, Mark Clattenburg, has said that he is baffled as to how referee Stuart Attwell did not award Manchester United a penalty
against Chelsea following both sides’ Premier League 0-0 draw on Sunday.

Man United were adamant they should have had a first-half penalty as the ball appeared to touch Callum Hudson-Odoi’s hand inside the box.

But referee Stuart Attwell reviewed the scene on the monitor and ignored VAR as both Man United and Chelsea shared a point each at Stamford Bridge.

Reacting, Clattenburg was quoted by Daily Mail as saying, “baffled…

“I am amazed Manchester United were not awarded a penalty in the first half for the clear handball by Callum Hudson-Odoi.

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

“VAR Chris Kavanagh thought referee Stuart Attwell had missed a clear penalty, so he gave him the opportunity to review it at his pitch-side monitor.

“How Attwell did not then point to the spot, having been shown the same angles that we were, is a mystery.”

The draw means Chelsea are still in the fifth position on the log, while Man United are in the second position with 12 points behind leaders Manchester City.

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