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Ex-ref Clattenburg: Crystal Palace right to be angry with TWO Liverpool goals

Former Premier League ref Mark Clattenburg insists Liverpool did not deserve two of their goals in Sunday's 3-1 win at Crystal Palace.

Writing for the Daily Mail, Clattenburg said: "Crystal Palace have every right to be peeved that Liverpool's second goal was allowed to stand.

"When Andy Robertson played the ball into the box, Roberto Firmino was clearly in an offside position. Firmino jumped and made a clear attempt to meet the cross.

"If he hadn't been there, Palace left back Tyrick Mitchell would have headed clear, so the Liverpool striker was interfering with play.

"Consequently the ball reached Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who scored. VAR should have intervened."

Clattenburg also joined those who reject the penalty earned by Diogo Jota for Liverpool.

He stated: "Kevin Friend should have stood by his decision of 'no penalty'.

"Once Diogo Jota had pushed the ball past Vicente Guaita, he moved towards the keeper and caused a collision.

"I do not understand why VAR Craig Pawson got involved. There was no clear and obvious error from Friend. The referee saw the incident and did not blow for a foul.

"After being sent to his pitch-side monitor, it was a shame Friend did not back himself and decide his original call was correct."


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