Previous
Deportivo La Coruña
Getafe
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Schalke 04
FC Augsburg
7:30 PM GMT
Game Details
AS Monaco
Stade de Reims
7:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Norwich City
Bolton Wanderers
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Morelia
Monterrey
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Next

Five best America-Chivas games

Liga MX 2 hours ago
Read

Old Lady needs to liven up

Juventus about an hour ago
Read
Jan 21, 2013

Rio and Carrick join criticism of officials

Rio Ferdinand and Michael Carrick joined Sir Alex Ferguson in complaining that Manchester United were denied a penalty in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur.

• Brewin: Dempsey defies United grit

Ferguson blamed assistant referee Simon Beck after the officials did not deem Steven Caulker's 62nd-minute challenge on Wayne Rooney a foul. It would have allowed the league leaders a chance to go 2-0 ahead at White Hart Lane but instead Clint Dempsey went on to score an injury-time equaliser, leaving two of United's senior players to declare that it was a turning point.

Ferdinand echoed his manager's criticisms of Beck's performance, telling MUTV: "One hundred per cent, it was a penalty. I can't believe he didn't give it. The linesman on that side didn't really help us at all during the second half. We're disappointed the referee [Chris Foy] didn't give what was a stonewall penalty."

Former Tottenham midfielder Carrick added: "It was as clear a penalty as you're going to get. We're disappointed with that because it would have put us in a great position. Big decisions like that can change games and it did."

United had mounted a fine rear-guard action before Dempsey's late leveller and Carrick said: "While Tottenham were coming at us, I thought we defended very well as a team. People were putting their bodies on their line to block shots and we hoped we could see the game out.

"We were in a good position but we just couldn't quite see it out. It's disappointing after leading for so long, but we just have to move on and we can take a lot of positives from the game."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.