Spurs Topple Manchester City

Spurs Topple Manchester City

A decisive game between 2nd placed Spurs and 4th place City was irretrievably affected by a diabolical decision by referee Mark Clattenburg. Clattenburg adjudged that Raheem Sterling had hand balled the ball when replays show the ball struck his back first and then ricocheted up off his elbow. Sterling had his back to the ball and it was clearly non-intentional. Harry Kane confidently tucked away the penalty on the 53rd minute. City had chances prior to that, with Aguero missing …
Kevin Mirallas - Why Everton Must Keep The Greedy Belgian

Kevin Mirallas - Why Everton Must Keep The Greedy Belgian

Sylvester Stallone was famously in attendance at Goodison on Monday night for filming of the new Rocky film, but an event during the match somehow manage to overawe such an occasion. Kevin Mirallas seemingly went against team-orders in their 0-0 draw with West Brom after he took (and missed) a penalty that would have sent them into a much-needed half time lead. Once referee Michael Oliver had pointed to the spot for a correct hand-ball decision against former Toffee, Joleon …
Expelling the Clichés Within the Laws of Football

Expelling the Clichés Within the Laws of Football

As Marouane Chamakh was brought to the ground 45 yards away from goal, meters from the edge of the pitch and with little evidence that he would be able to produce any meaningful goal attempt, Michael Owen proclaimed from the commentators box that it was a certain red card because Arteta was the “last man”. Whether it was for that reason or another, the referee agreed that a red card was warranted and Arteta was sent from the pitch leaving …