Mansfield striker Green doesn't blame Liverpool's Suarez for hand-ball goal

Mansfield Town striker Matt Green doesn't blame Luis Suarez for taking his handled goal in Liverpool's FA Cup win on Sunday. Green knows he would have done the same if in that position.

Mansfield Town striker Matt Green doesn't blame Luis Suarez for taking his handled goal in Liverpool's FA Cup win on Sunday.

Green knows he would have done the same if in that position.

Green set up a pulsating finish with a 79th-minute goal that arguably should have been the equaliser if referee Andre Marriner and his assistants had deemed Suarez's 19th of the season as a deliberate handball.

Green, who described his own strike as a "dream come true" and "something (he would) remember for the rest of (his) life", said of Suarez's goal: "Obviously, as a goalscorer you don't care how it goes in the net.

"I'm not saying that's the right way to put it in the net, but you claim anything as a striker."

Asked if he would have taken such a goal, Green replied: "If my name was on the scoresheet, I would have as well.

"But it is really gutting to be put out of the FA Cup by something like that against such a big club."

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