Man United 1 Newcastle 1

Sir Alex Ferguson

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 New­castle Uni­ted 1, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Nov­ember 26, 2011. Man­chester Uni­ted boss Sir Al­ex Fer­guson was hop­ping mad af­ter the con­tro­ver­sial 1-1 draw ag­ainst New­castle Uni­ted at Old Traf­ford. Af­ter tak­ing the lead four min­utes in­to the sec­ond pe­riod thanks to a goal from Javi­er Her­nandez, the firebrand man­ager ex­ploded when his si­de had a de­bat­able spot-kick awar­ded ag­ainst them af­ter 62 min­utes of play.

It was with­out doubt a dis­ap­point­ing and frus­trat­ing res­ult for Sir Al­ex Fer­guson, and wi­th cross-to­wn en­emies Man­chester City draw­ing 1-1 ag­ainst Liver­pool at An­field, Man­chester Uni­ted re­mained five points short of The Sky Blues in the Pre­mier Lea­gue title race. At the oth­er end of the Pre­miership ta­ble, Bol­ton Wan­derers fou­nd them­selves in the re­leg­a­tion zone along wi­th neigh­bouring clubs Wi­gan Ath­let­ic and Black­burn Rov­ers. Sir Al­ex Fer­guson: “The pen­alty de­cision was an ab­so­lute trav­esty. Every­one was astoun­ded. Ref­er­ee Mi­ke Jones tho­ught Rio Fer­dinand won the ball and gave a cor­ner, and he was in a far bet­ter po­s­i­tion to judge than as­sist­ant ref­er­ee John Flynn be­cause he was on­ly about eight yards away. He has let the lines­man over­rule him and he was put in a ter­rible po­s­i­tion. The prob­lem is that the ref­er­ees are full-time and the lines­men are not, and wheth­er he ever gets a ga­me ag­ain is not for me to de­cide but it was an ab­so­lutely shock­ing de­cision.” Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Fa­bio da Silva, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Rio Fer­dinand, Ry­an Gig­gs, Ash­ley Young, Mi­chael Car­rick, Javi­er Her­nandez, Way­ne Roo­ney, Lu­is Nani. Sub­stitutes: Jon­ny Evans, Chris Small­ing, An­tonio Va­lencia, Dar­ron Gib­son, Ji-Sung Park, Fe­d­erico Ma­cheda, An­ders Linde­gaard. New­castle Uni­ted Te­am: Tim Krul, Dan­ny Simp­son, Ste­ven Tay­lor, Fab­ri­cio Co­loccini, Jo­nas Gu­ti­er­rez, Hatem Ben Arfa, Ry­an Tay­lor, Yo­han Cabaye, Dan­ny Gu­thrie, Gab­riel Ober­tan, Demba Ba. Sub­stitutes: Sam­my Ameo­bi, Dan Gos­ling, Dav­ide San­ton, Ja­mes Perch, Shola Ameo­bi, Pe­ter Loven­krands, Rob Elliot.


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