Pellegrini defends controversial referee

January 15, 2014
By Richard Jolly
Manuel Pellegrini has come to the defence of referee Mike Jones by saying that if Newcastle's controversially disallowed goal against Manchester City was legitimate then the offside law is utterly irrelevant and will never be applied.

Referee Jones has been stood down from the Premier League list for this weekend's fixtures after an eventful game at St James' Park on Sunday, when City won 2-0 and Pellegrini was annoyed he did not dismiss Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa for the foul that injured Samir ...

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