“He [referee Andre Marriner] gave a free-kick for the first goal which I couldn’t believe. Maybe I’ve got to understand that’s what happens at Manchester United, but certainly not much is going our way. We looked the most likely to score, but how the referee gave a foul for Jonny Evans and [Steven] Fletcher challenging for the ball, I just don’t know.
“The linesman gives it [the penalty], but he can’t see through Patrice Evra. The referee is looking directly at it, he’s in a very good position, and he actually turned away when he [Adam Johnson] went down. Yet, the linesman who can’t see it gives the decision. I just think it’s incredible, especially when you think that we didn’t get a penalty against Tottenham [when Hugo Lloris challenged Ashley Young], so it’s hard to take.”
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