Greening reveals Spurs admission

18 October 2010 02:56
Fulham midfielder Jonathan Greening claims Aaron Lennon admitted that Tottenham's winner on Saturday should not have stood.[LNB] The Cottagers ace is still bemused as to how the match officials contrived to award Tom Huddlestone's controversial strike at Craven Cottage.[LNB]Referee Mike Dean overruled a decision from his assistant during the second half of a keenly-fought London derby to hand Spurs a 2-1 win.[LNB]William Gallas was stood in an offside position as the ball sailed past him and into the net, leading to the flag being raised.[LNB]However, Dean, after consulting with his assistant, proceeded to give the goal and Tottenham all three points.[LNB]Greening insists that decision was farcical, with even the Spurs players unable to believe their luck.[LNB]"Most of the Tottenham players were laughing and saying 'if they give this now it's going to be a bit of a joke'," Greening said in the Fulham Chronicle.[LNB]"For one he was in an offside position and interfering with play. The linesman gave offside and I don't know why the ref tried to get involved really.[LNB]"Aaron Lennon admitted it was definitely offside, so I don't know what the referee saw."[LNB]Greening felt a 1-1 draw would have been a fairer reflection on the all-capital contest, with two evenly matched sides having cancelled each other out until Huddlestone's hotly-disputed winner.[LNB]He added: "It was an even game. We got a good goal and then were a bit sloppy to let them back into it straight away.[LNB]"They've come out strong in the second half, but at the end of the day, the referee's decision has killed us."

Source: Team_Talk