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Man Utd youngster Welbeck: It was a blatant penalty

Manchester United teenager Danny Welbeck says he was robbed of an FA Cup semifinal penalty after yesterday's shootout defeat to Everton.

Welbeck felt he was denied an obvious spot-kick.

"It was a penalty," said the teenager.

"I was blatantly barged as I went to take the shot and it put me off balance. Then the defender clipped my left heel.

"There was no need to dive. I would have scored. I am very disappointed."

Welbeck was spared the pressure of taking a penalty in the shootout, instead forced to watch the agony as former United keeper Tim Howard saved an awful effort from Dimitar Berbatov before keeping out Ferdinand's spot-kick as well to give Everton the win.

"You have to get on with the game," he said. "When it goes to penalties, it is just a lottery.

"I suppose you could say I am annoyed about it but you cannot blame it all on a penalty decision.

"We were the better team and we should have won the game without that penalty decision going in our favour."



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