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Pellegrini Rues Refereeing Decisions In Man Utd Loss



Lorenzo Pellegrini

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini was left with the feeling of what would have been following his side’s unfortunate loss at the hands of Manchester United in their Premier League meeting on Saturday evening.

Pellegrini and his West Ham United team were beaten 2-1 by Manchester United who were aided by some fortunate refereeing decisions from centre referee Graham Scott and his assistants.

The former Manchester City and Malaga boss pointed out the refereeing decisions during his post-match press conference though he didn’t blame the referee for the defeat.

West Ham United scored a very good goal in the opening minutes of the game through Felipe Anderson only for it to be ruled out for offside.

Pellegrini also felt that the first penalty scored by Paul Pogba was for an incident that happened outside the box.

According to him, Robert Snodgrass brought down Juan Mata outside the box rather than in the penalty box.

The West Ham United manager also complained about the second penalty scored by Pogba.

Pellegrini said Manchester United substitute Marcus Rashford was in an offside position in the buildup to the penalty awarded after Ryan Fredericks fouled Anthony Martial in the box.

Felipe Anderson scored the only goal of the game for the visitors but it was not enough for a West Ham United team that fell to their seventh successive away win in the Premier League.


Segun is a regular contributor to beIN sports and has worked at several publications, including Aljazeera, and taslkSport.

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