David Moyes launched a scathing attack on Howard Webb following his decision not to award Manchester United a penalty during their 2-1 home defeat to Tottenham yesterday, reports the Daily Mail.
United’s sixth Premier League defeat of the season – and fourth at Old Trafford – left the Champions hopes of reclaiming their title in tatters, although Moyes insisted his side played well and robbed of a result from the game by referee Webb.
Moyes was furious after Ashley Young appeared to be clattered in the penalty area by Hugo Lloris in the 87th minute, with his side trailing 2-1 thanks to goals from Emanuel Adebayor and Christian Eriksen, only to see Webb wave play on.
‘It was scandalous,’ Moyes fumed, ‘If you follow through on a player anywhere else on the pitch with your foot high, it would be a sending off and a red card. The goalkeeper comes out, Ashley Young gets the ball before him and he follows through. It’s an incredible decision which didn’t go our way, in fact probably the one of the worst I think I have seen.
‘All I can tell you is that is a stonewall penalty kick.’
Moyes was also critical of Webb’s decision to show a yellow card to Adnan Januzaj for a dive, when replays suggested the midfielder was clearly fouled.
‘Have you seen that decision?’ The United boss fumed, ‘That is a terrible decision. Adnan has got bumped, the boy (Danny Rose) has tried to edge him off the ball and it is a terrible decision.’
‘You would hope the people who put the referees out there would have a look at it and see if they think the referees are doing as well as they can do.’