Moyes: Penalty decision scandalous

Moyes: Penalty decision scandalous

David Moyes claimed Manchester United may not get another penalty this season if Howard Webb did not deem Hugo Lloris’ challenge on Ashley Young at Old Trafford worthy of a spot-kick.

Young sustained a nasty bang on the shoulder as he tumbled taking evasive action from Lloris’ flying tackle late on in United’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham.

But because the England winger got his shot in first, referee Howard Webb took no action.

Even Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood accepted it was probably a foul, whilst making no apology for his side escaping without sanction, but Moyes was livid.

“If that isn’t given a penalty, I don’t think we will get any more in the league this season,” said Moyes.

“It is reckless, it is late, it is in the penalty box. I don’t know what else you can say.

“It was scandalous. If you follow through on a player anywhere else on the pitch with your foot high, it would be a sending off and a red card. You couldn’t do that anywhere else.

“It’s an incredible decision which didn’t go our way, in fact probably one of the worst I think I saw.”

Moyes’ fury was compounded by Adnan Januzajbeing booked for diving for the third time this season, even though the challenge he went down under, from Danny Rose, was a pretty firm one.

“Have you seen that decision? That is a terrible decision,” said Moyes.

“Adnan has got bumped. The boy has tried to edge him off the ball.”

In addition, there was a claim very early in the contest, when Lloris appeared to handle outside his own area, which would have resulted in the Frenchman being red carded.

On that ruling, Moyes was more forgiving.

He rejected the notion that Webb may have been overcompensating for claims on social media – totally unfounded – that the South Yorkshire official is a United fan.

“I don’t know anything about that,” said Moyes.

“I am trying to be fair and only pick up on things that are so far one way, and the first one, I think the linesman gets it right, it’s on the line.”

More in this Section

Blades cut toothless Arsenal down to sizeBlades cut toothless Arsenal down to size

Another defeat means Arsenal’s Sheffield hoodoo goes onAnother defeat means Arsenal’s Sheffield hoodoo goes on

Liverpool players dominate Ballon d’Or nominationsLiverpool players dominate Ballon d’Or nominations

Sheffield United up to ninth after claiming scalp of ArsenalSheffield United up to ninth after claiming scalp of Arsenal


Lifestyle

Carol O’Callaghan continues her round-up of home interior shops in country towns and the outer reaches of our cities, finding more treasure troves which offer something new and a touch of exclusivityMade in Munster: The best interior shops in country towns

When the Irish Examiner broke the news that an ultra-inquisitive deer photobombed newlyweds at Killarney’s Ladies View the story went viral.Wedding of the Week: Time for Australian celebrations for bride and groom photobombed by deer

At the start of the 10th and final episode of Confronting: OJ Simpson, a series which has been downloaded over five million times since launching in June, host Kim Goldman is in tears, talking to her father about how strong he was through the murder of her brother, his son,Ron Goldman.Podcast Corner: Host relives brother’s death in famous case

Thomas McCarthy pays tribute to his late friend — poet and journalist Seán Dunne'Seán Dunne was one of the most loved people I ever knew'

More From The Irish Examiner