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Dermot Gallagher: 'Referee right to ignore Liverpool penalty appeals'

Gallagher: 'Ref right to ignore Liverpool calls'
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Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher says that the referee was right to ignore Liverpool's penalty appeals against Manchester United.

Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher has claimed that Liverpool did not deserve to be awarded a penalty against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

During the second half of Saturday's Premier League fixture, Liverpool wanted a spot kick for handball against Antonio Valencia and for a foul on Sadio Mane by Marouane Fellaini.

However, Gallagher has said that Craig Pawson made the correct decision in opting to wave play on in both situations.

On Valencia, Gallagher told Sky Sports News: "Someone said to me on Saturday the ball's come a long way. The ball has come a long way but his arm is very, very tight to his body.

"It's struck his arm, there's no doubt about that. But I don't think there was any intention to handle that ball."

On Fellaini, Gallagher added: "I think Mane actually goes into the back of him. I think Mane puts his leg in, he puts his leg down and I'd have been surprised if that had been given. I think they just collide."

United eventually recorded a 2-1 victory over their North-West rivals courtesy of two goals from Marcus Rashford.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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