Blackburn tied it up, got conservative & played for a draw instead of the win. They deserved to lose. Up a man with half the game remaining….amazing.
He was going toward the goal and a penalty kick was rewarded. There was not a defender in the box for Liverpool besides the goalie. Getting the ball a yard from goal is about as clear a goal scoring opportunity as a player can have. If the goalie doesn’t shove him it is a tap in goal.
“5. denies an obvious goalscoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player’s goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick.”
nice result for ream and holden
“FIFA: Laws of the Game (2006)”. “A player, substitute or substituted player is sent off and shown the red card if he commits any of the following seven offences: […] 4. denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goalscoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goalkeeper within his own penalty area); 5. denies an obvious goalscoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player’s goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick.”
the ball was played by jones over to a liverpool player, so the obvious goalscoring oppurtunity criteria was not met, hence no red card. and the ‘no defenders anywhere’ statement is false. watch the replay and see who recieves the ball from jones.
I agree. Looked like two red cards on Liverpool goalies in one match to me.
Is officiating in the EPL supposed to be whimsical? Yellow card for the goalie shoving a player to the ground with no defenders anywhere to be seen. F U EPL, you are a joke.
Um, maybe Yakubu should no longer take penalties for Blackburn? Both of those were terrible, he’s lucky the second one wasn’t blocked as well.
Happily this gets Shelvey more playing time and Carroll some confidence
I was reminded of MLS. Lots of effort, occasional quality, and several hilarious errors. Still, there was much entertainment.
One word to some up this match…
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