Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Barclays Premier League

Fergie facing action over linesman rant



Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is facing disciplinary action by the Football Association (FA) after criticising a linesman for denying his side a penalty in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Tottenham.

An FA statement Monday said the governing body had "contacted Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to ask him for his observations in relation to comments he made in the media following Manchester United's draw against Tottenham yesterday (Sunday)."

After the match, Ferguson hit out at assistant referee Simon Beck, who kept his flag down despite Steven Caulker appearing to trip United substitute Wayne Rooney inside the Spurs 18-yard box in the 63rd minute.

"It was a clear penalty kick on Wayne Rooney, but in no way was the linesman going to give that," Ferguson told the BBC.

"He gave them (Tottenham) everything else. We have not had a good record with this linesman – against Chelsea a few years ago he gave onside to Didier Drogba, who was three yards offside. You remember those things."

In March 2011 Ferguson received a five-match touchline ban from the FA and a £30 000 fine for questioning the integrity of referee Martin Atkinson after a match at Chelsea.

However, he avoided disciplinary action earlier this season despite confronting Mike Dean, assistant referee Jake Collin and fourth official Neil Swarbrick during the Red Devils' game against Newcastle.

United, thanks to Robin van Persie's early goal at White Hart Lane, appeared to be about to restore their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League table until Clint Dempsey's stoppage-time equaliser rescued a point for Spurs.

Now Ferguson's men lead second-placed reigning champions Manchester City by five points.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Pre Season Friendly SuperSport H\L - New York Red Bulls v Arsenal
Diving - Men's Synchronised 10m Platform Final
Badminton - Sgl & Doubles QFs
Squash - Men's & Mixed Doubles Qfs & Women's Doubles Sfs Session 2

Sports Talk



Segun Odegbami
Big crisis in Nigerian football
Since the end of the World Cup things have been relatively quiet in most of the African countries...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Football arms race
Those of us old enough to remember the arms race and the cold war years can’t help but feel the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
World Cup refs return home 'battered and bruised'
The World Cup is over for another four years and already the post mortem has started into some...

Sunday Oliseh
What Germany did to become champs
The 2002 Japan and South Korea World Cup saw the Germans lose in the Finals to Brazil, thanks to...

Collins Okinyo
Amrouche is his own worst enemy
Thunder has struck twice with news of Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche being slapped with a...

Claudia Ekai
Save our Stars
First and foremost, it is not all over for Harambee Stars in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations...