Adrian Durham has insisted that Leeds United should have had a penalty in their 0-0 draw against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
Luke Shaw clearly handled the ball after great work from Jack Harrison, and after a VAR review, the spot-kick wasn’t given in the opening 45 minutes.
Durham believes it was clear, and it doesn’t matter if it appeared to hit the defender on the chest before hitting on the arm; claiming it was an unnatural position.
Speaking on talkSPORT Drive, Durham claimed it was clear that Shaw handled the ball in the area, preventing Helder Costa from shooting.
“The Luke Shaw one, I thought was even more clear,” he said.
“The defence of not giving a penalty is that his arm is by his side, but all he’s doing is leaning over. Yes, his arms by his side, but his body is not in a natural position.
“He’s leaning over so his arm is in a natural position. I thought both should have been penalties.”
It was a game of fine margins at Elland Road, with very few chances in the goalless draw.
Officials are never consistent enough in the Premier League, and it appears as though no one actually fully understands the rules up and down the country.
The ball clearly hit the arm of Shaw on Sunday, and thinking of the basic rules, that should immediately have been given as a penalty.
Rules are changing every single month in football, and common sense is something that appears to have been thrown out of the window.
In such a massive game, it appears as though officials are scared to make decisions. If Craig Pawson had have pointed to the spot, that wouldn’t have been overturned.
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