Roberto Mancini was left fuming at referee Phil Dowd, for handing a cup final spot to Liverpool. The Italian was left frustrated at the awarding of the Reds’ controversial first half spot-kick, while having a blatant penalty of their own turned down. Mancini feels they suffered ‘an injustice’ on the night, but doesn’t believe it will have an adverse affect on their title challenge.
Elsewhere in the news UEFA look to get tough on those teams who flaunt the rules; Carlos Tevez considers appealing the fines he has accumulated at Manchester City, while Arsene Wenger calls on the loan system to be reformed.
UEFA intend to sanction football clubs who fail to comply with the NEW financial fair play rulings. Exclusion from the Champions League are just some of the measures under consideration as the footballing body look to get tough on those who flaunt the rules – Guardian
Carlos Tevez is considering appealing against the fines he has been given by Manchester City. The Argentine has racked up fines of £9.3m in the past few months and has until Monday to make his appeal to the Premier League – Guardian
West Ham United are considering their Stadium options after getting increasingly frustrated by the Olympic Stadium tender process. It is thought that the Hammers will still submit a bid for their stadium, but it will be under their terms – Guardian
Chelsea will wait until the summer if they want to try and sign the young Brazilian, Lucas Moura. Sources in Brazil claim that Chelsea has already made an offer, but have been frustrated by the price put on his head by Sao Paulo – Daily Telegraph
Craig Bellamy spoke of his delight in what will be a dream final for him. The Welshman scored and starred in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw that ensured progress to the Carling Cup final against his former club, Cardiff City – Daily Telegraph
Marc Albrighton has revealed his frustration at being branded a cheat by Wolves fans, following the sending off of Karl Henry at Molineux at the weekend – Independent
Tottenham are holding out for £8m for Giovani Dos Santos, following Villarreal opening offer of £6.5m. The Spaniards are desperate to get hold of the Mexican, who according to Jose Manuel Llaneza is keen to join the yellow submarines – Daily Mail
Newcastle United are chasing the loan signing of Juventus winger, Eljero Elia. The Dutchman has failed to settle in Italy following his move from Hamburg and is deemed to be surplus to requirements by Conte – Daily Mail
Arsene Wenger feels that there should be a ban on loan deals for players over the age of 21. The Frenchman believes it gives the parent club an advantage, as the players can ultimately look to defeat their rivals – Mirror