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Bolton boss Megson wants action after Man Utd penalty howler

Bolton Wanderers boss Gary Megson wants action taken after Rob Styles' glaring error handed Manchester United a penalty in yesterday's 2-0 defeat.

The visitors were still holding Sir Alex Ferguson's side after an hour of the north-west derby when Jlloyd Samuel slid in on Cristiano Ronaldo.

Most of the stadium felt Samuel's tackle had been a good one, however despite being perfectly positioned, referee Styles took the opposite view.

Ronaldo scored the penalty, paving the way for a 2-0 win and an unhappy Megson.

"It was a nonsense decision," argued Megson.

"When Rob Styles blew the whistle I thought he was going to book Ronaldo for diving. He did not seem to be sure what he was going to give.

"My thoughts on the tackle were the same as everyone else's in the stadium apart from one man. When the referee sees it again, he will have the same opinion too. It really sticks in the throat."

Megson added: "If TV replays take too long then we won't do them but from looking at other sports, TV can do these things.

"They talk about dropping the referee but what does that solve? It is just a symbolic gesture.

"Everybody knows what happened. Jlloyd Samuel won the ball. It is astonishing."

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