Chelsea acquired lucky with two key selections towards Newcastle United (Reuters/Sky Sports activities)
Former Premier League official Keith Hackett has criticised referee David Coote for his two errors in Chelsea’s victory over Newcastle United on Sunday.
However Newcastle felt aggrieved after two key selections went towards them.
The primary got here within the first half when Havertz solely obtained a yellow card for an elbow on Dan Burn.
Newcastle had been additionally denied what seemed to be a transparent penalty within the second half when Trevoh Chalobah introduced down Jacob Murphy inside Chelsea’s space.
Chalobah didn’t seem to win the ball whereas the Chelsea defender was clearly pulling Murphy’s shirt. Coote opted to not award a penalty, whereas VAR official John Brooks didn’t name the referee to assessment the incident on the pitchside monitor.
Newcastle United had been livid with David Coote’s efficiency of their defeat to Chelsea (Getty)
‘David Coote is having a little bit of a mare,’ Hackett, the previous head of the PGMOL, wrote on Twitter in the course of the recreation.
‘Havertz ought to have obtained a pink card for his excessive elbow into the face of Newcastle’s Burn.
‘Within the second half Chelsea’s quantity 14 holds the shirt of his opponent then pushes him over with left arm. Penalty kick to Newcastle not awarded.
‘We want Nigel Owens on this holding offence don’t we. It’s so apparent a penalty kick. If I used to be Eddie Howe I’d be asking [PGMOL chief] Mike Riley to clarify.’
When requested about his elbow on Burn after the sport, Havertz informed Sky Sports activities: ‘Folks know me not as a participant who does issues like this.
‘This man is like seven, eight foot and I’ve to leap towards him. You need to use arms to leap and once I leap he’s increased than me, so it’s powerful.
‘I can make an apology as a result of I noticed he was damage and really feel unhealthy, however you can not inform me I did this on goal.’
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