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Solskjaer Berates Referee For Penalty Call vs Arsenal

Amuda Segun

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Interim Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has slammed centre referee Jon Moss for the controversial penalty call in his side’s 2-0 loss to top-four rivals Arsenal during their Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening.

In his post-match thoughts, Solskjaer called out the referee as he told reporters that Jon Moss would have been disappointed with his decision to award Arsenal a second-half penalty.

Manchester United were on top when the centre referee Jon Moss pointed to the penalty spot after Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette went down under a slight nudge from Fred.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wasted no time in converting the 69th-minute penalty to give the Gunners a comfortable 2-0 lead at the stage of the game.

Arsenal preserved their two-goal lead to move above Manchester United into the top-four places with eight games to go in the Premier League.

The Gunners had earlier taken a 12th-minute lead through Granit Xhaka whose shot flew past Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea.

The victory over Manchester United means that Arsenal have now won their last nine league games at home.

On the other hand, the loss is the first league defeat suffered by Manchester United since Solskjaer was made the club’s manager in December.

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