EPL: Ref apologizes to Wolves manager for failing to award penalty against Man Utd

Wolves manager, Gary O’Neil, has claimed he received an apology from the referee’s body after their mistake cost them against Manchester United.

O’Neil revealed after the 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford, that PGMOL officer, Jon Moss admitted they got a major decision wrong….CONTINUE READING

United goalkeeper, Andre Onana, was involved in an incident during the closing stages of the game.

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The Cameroonian escaped punishment following his injury time challenge on Sasa Kalajdzic.

Referee Simon Hooper failed to award a penalty, while VAR Michael Salisbury checked it but did not deem it a clear and obvious error.

After the game, O’Neil accused Onana of “nearly taking a forward’s head off” after the United’s debutant

He added: “I thought he was going over to the screen at first but unfortunately he booked me and not Onana.

“But fair play to Jon Moss afterwards for coming out and apologising. I understand the rules [of sticking with the on field decisions as much as possible], but I don’t fully accept it.

“I have spoken to the officials about it already. It is a difficult decision for the on-field official, we can’t just leave it. If we are all saying it then he needs to have a look.”

Wolves’ tally of 23 shots was the second highest recorded at Old Trafford since 2004 and only Chelsea managed more in November 2005 but they also lost 1-0. But United snatched victory with Raphael Varane’s late winner but the visitors deserved more – and certainly should have had a penalty….CONTINUE READING