EPL: Mark Clattenburg Speaks On Awarding Aubameyang’s Goal vs Man Utd

Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has revealed that the goal scored by Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the league game at Manchester United was legitimate.

In his column with the Daily Mail, Mark Clattenburg said that centre referee Kevin Friend did well to let the action that led to the aforementioned goal play out despite the fact that his assistant had already flagged up for offside.

The ex-Premier League referee went on to blast assistant referee Scott Ledger for his obvious mistake when he flagged Aubameyang up for offside incorrectly.

Aubameyang paid no attention to the offside flag as he dinked the ball over the onrushing David De Gea to score the equaliser for his team.

The goal was awarded by centre referee Kevin Friend after VAR check was carried out to ascertain its legitimacy.

Aubameyang is now the joint second leading goalscorer in the Premier League with seven goals.

He shares that honour with Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham who has scored seven goals in his last five league games.

Only Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has scored more than the Arsenal striker.

Argentine international Aguero has scored eight goals this season though his first blank came on Saturday during the 3-1 win at Everton.

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