/Ref Watch: Was Jurgen Klopp right to be annoyed by Burnley tackles? – SkySports

Ref Watch: Was Jurgen Klopp right to be annoyed by Burnley tackles? – SkySports


Jurgen Klopp said players needed more protection after Liverpool's win at Burnley
Jurgen Klopp said players needed more protection after Liverpool's win at Burnley

Jurgen Klopp said players needed more protection after Liverpool’s win at Burnley

Should Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo have seen red against Arsenal? Were the Gunners unfortunate to have two late goals disallowed? And was Jurgen Klopp right to call for more protection for players after Liverpool’s win at Burnley?

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher reviewed all the big midweek decisions on Ref Watch on Sky Sports News.

Watch the incidents below and see what Dermot had to say…

Burnley 1-3 Liverpool

INCIDENT: Liverpool’s Joe Gomez is injured after a sliding tackle from Ben Mee. Phil Bardsley then escapes punishment for a challenge on Alberto Moreno.

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VERDICT: No foul by Mee, yellow for Bardsley.

DERMOT SAYS: I thought it was a really good, hard, fair tackle by Mee. Gomez’s own momentum takes him off the pitch and sees him slide into the advertising boards, that’s where the damage is done, not by Mee’s tackle.

Bardsley’s tackle is a foul and a yellow card, but certainly not a red. He goes with one foot, he does go over the top but he catches him with the side of the foot, not with the studs. A yellow would be appropriate, not a red.

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Was Jurgen Klopp right to be frustrated with Burnley’s tackling?

Was Jurgen Klopp right to be frustrated with Burnley’s tackling?

INCIDENT: Chris Wood appears to be offside when Jack Cork scores Burnley’s opener and the ball is also kicked out of the hands of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.

VERDICT: Wrong decisions.

DERMOT SAYS: I think Wood is just offside when James Tarkowski heads the ball down. Once Alisson has his hands on the ball on the ground he is deemed in possession and the forward can’t go for it.

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Watch highlights from Liverpool’s win over Burnley in the Premier League

Watch highlights from Liverpool’s win over Burnley in the Premier League

Manchester United 2-2 Arsenal

INCIDENT: Anthony Martial scores to make it 1-1, but Ander Herrera appears to be offside in the build-up.

VERDICT: Offside.

DERMOT SAYS: It’s just offside, but it’s very tight.

Was Ander Herrera offside when the free-kick was taken that led to Anthony Martial's goal? Was Ander Herrera offside when the free-kick was taken that led to Anthony Martial's goal?

Was Ander Herrera offside when the free-kick was taken that led to Anthony Martial’s goal?

INCIDENT: Marcos Rojo only gets a yellow card for a sliding tackle on Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi.

VERDICT: Correct decision.

DERMOT SAYS: He has gone with one foot and he is low. He catches him with his trailing leg and I think a yellow is fine.

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Should Marcos Rojo have seen red?

Should Marcos Rojo have seen red?

INCIDENT: Arsenal have two late goals ruled out, the first because Alexandre Lacazette heads the ball out of David de Gea’s hands and the second because Henrikh Mkhitaryan is offside.

VERDICT: Correct decisions.

DERMOT SAYS: De Gea has control of the ball because it’s in his hands. It’s a good spot by the assistant for the second one because he has to be alert to the fact that Mkhitaryan is offside.

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Arsenal had two late goals disallowed against Man Utd

Arsenal had two late goals disallowed against Man Utd

INCIDENT: Marouane Fellaini is booked for pulling Guendouzi’s hair.

VERDICT: Wrong decision.

DERMOT SAYS: I think the referee gives a foul and can’t see the hair pull, because if he does then it has to be a red card for violent conduct. Robert Huth was banned for three matches for pulling Fellaini’s hair in 2016, so the FA obviously see it as violent conduct.

NB – The FA have said there will be no retrospective action against Fellaini as the referee gave a free-kick so that is deemed to be appropriate action.

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Marouane Fellaini may be missing his old hair style as he pulled Matteo Guendouzi’s hair

Marouane Fellaini may be missing his old hair style as he pulled Matteo Guendouzi’s hair

Brighton 3-1 Crystal Palace

INCIDENT: Brighton win a penalty for a foul by James McArthur on Jose Izquierdo. Referee Kevin Friend then doesn’t give a penalty for a challenge by James Tomkins on Glenn Murray.

VERDICT: One wrong, one right.

DERMOT SAYS: I think Kevin misreads the first one, he thinks Izquierdo gets the touch on the ball but it is the defender who gets it. For the challenge on Murray there is minimal contact.

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Watch highlights from Brighton’s win over Crystal Palace

Watch highlights from Brighton’s win over Crystal Palace

INCIDENT: Crystal Palace are awarded a penalty for a foul by Leon Balogun on Wilfried Zaha.

VERDICT: Correct decision.

DERMOT SAYS: Zaha has moved the ball out of Balogun’s reach. He catches him and it’s a penalty.

Wolves 2-1 Chelsea

INCIDENT: Chelsea don’t get a penalty as Willy Boly slides and catches Alvaro Morata in the box.

VERDICT: Correct decision.

DERMOT SAYS: I think he gets in front of him and gets the ball and Morata’s momentum takes him over. For me it’s 100 per cent not a penalty.

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Wily Boly was not penalised for this challenge on Alvaro Morata

Wily Boly was not penalised for this challenge on Alvaro Morata

Everton 1-1 Newcastle

INCIDENT: Salomon Rondon opens the scoring for Newcastle, but was there a foul in the build-up to the move?

VERDICT: Correct decision.

DERMOT SAYS: Just play on. There’s so much still to do. People might say would VAR rule this out, but VAR would never go back this far, there was too much to do.

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Was there a foul in the build-up to Newcastle’s opener in their draw with Everton?

Was there a foul in the build-up to Newcastle’s opener in their draw with Everton?

Tottenham 3-1 Southampton

INCIDENT: Charlie Austin looks to be offside when he scores Southampton’s late consolation goal.

VERDICT: Correct decision.

DERMOT SAYS: I think it’s a really good call. He looks offside but you see it from the sideways angle and he’s just on.

Charlie Austin (centre of the pitch) looked to be offside for Southampton's late goal Charlie Austin (centre of the pitch) looked to be offside for Southampton's late goal

Charlie Austin (centre of the pitch) looked to be offside for Southampton’s late goal

Bournemouth 2-1 Huddersfield

INCIDENT: Was Callum Wilson onside for his opening goal?

VERDICT: Correct decision.

DERMOT SAYS: I think you have to give the assistant credit. There are so many players going for the ball from the free-kick and it’s a really good call.

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Bournemouth beat Huddersfield, but should their first goal have stood?

Bournemouth beat Huddersfield, but should their first goal have stood?

INCIDENT: Huddersfield appeal for a penalty in the 89th minute when the ball strikes Nathan Ake’s arm, but the referee does not point to the spot.

VERDICT: Correct decision.

DERMOT SAYS: I am not convinced it hits his arm, and if it does then it hits his thigh first, so he has no idea.

Rangers 0-1 Aberdeen

INCIDENT: Aberdeen’s Sam Cosgrove and Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos are both sent off for second bookings.

VERDICT: Correct decisions.

DERMOT SAYS: With Cosgrove there’s no need to make that tackle, it’s a reckless tackle and he gives the referee no choice. Even Steven Gerrard said about Morelos afterwards that why would you do it – you’re on a yellow already and it’s on halfway.

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Both Rangers and Aberdeen had a player sent off in their meeting at Ibrox

Both Rangers and Aberdeen had a player sent off in their meeting at Ibrox

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