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02 Nov 2010 08:00:09

Gomes: Ref was not clear

Heurelho Gomes has hit out at referee Mark Clattenburg for allowing Manchester United's controversial second goal against Tottenham on Saturday.Nani prodded the ball home after the Spurs goalkeeper placed the ball on the ground feeling a free-kick had been awarded by Clattenburg for a handball by the United player.The referee allowed the goal to stand, though, seemingly having invited Tottenham to play on and United went on to claim a 2-0 win at Old Trafford.Gomes said in The Sun: "In my opinion the whole stadium saw what happened. It is impossible the ref did not see the handball. He did not gesture in any way to play on, like you would normally expect. When I put the ball down on the floor, he started gesturing with his shoulders."He is supposed to use his hands. It was not clear to anyone. It was only when I saw [Paul] Scholes shouting at Nani to shoot that I reacted."The biggest mistake was not being clear afterwards. Maybe he did not have to give the foul but you have to be clear. He only gestured after I put the ball down. Nani stopped the game with his hands but this is not basketball."


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