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Leicester v Chelsea (PL) Tues 19th Jan 2021 20:15 GMT


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On 20/01/2021 at 21:21, Slojo said:

Because we don't have any Chelsea pundits on MOTD, BT or Sky who will rave on about it and demand action be taken. 

We don't have the same protection United and Liverpool get. 

Ex ref Dermot Gallagher said in the week before the Pulisic incident that the refs have set a precedent that if any part of the player is on the line when fouled it's a penalty (Due to the Bergwijn incident and another).  I thought Pulisic's leading foot was on the line but his back leg got the contact.

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I think the penalty was rightly overturned and it was a yellow rather than a red. 

But what pisses me off is how for such a cynical foul, we don't get more reward. It was CM's away from being a penalty - so close the ref originally gave it. But although it was correctly overturned, the resulting free-kick was one of those that is too close to the goal and so the benefit was lost. I think in those situations, the team should be given the option to move the free-kick back to at least give them a better chance. I know it wasn't a great take by Mount but when they are that close to the goal, with the wall 10 yards away, players rarely get them up & over so moving it back 10 yards should be an option.

Not that we deserved anything from the game!

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