Fans Claim Harry Maguire 'Elbowed' Jamaal Lascelles During Manchester United's Win Vs Newcastle United
Harry Maguire has been accused of elbowing Jamaal Lascelles off the ball during Manchester United's victory over Newcastle United on Sunday night.
Newcastle were much improved during their loss to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team on Sunday, especially in the first half, and often left the hosts struggling.
Where Solskjaer's side looked particularly poor was their defending at set pieces, where they would concede via Allan Saint-Maximin's shot in the first half.
Maguire, who certainly hasn't been at his best in recent weeks, was at the heart of the issues for the hosts and some fans believe he should have been sent off.
A clip from the first half shows a cross swung in and it's a pretty routine catch for David de Gea. However at the far post Maguire, in an attempt to block Newcastle defender Lascelles from the ball, seems to make contact with his opponent.
There's a guy in a yellow shirt running straight into Maguire's elbow pic.twitter.com/wY0UgF82t9- FPL Andreas (@FplAndreas) February 21, 2021
Harry maguire took his eyes off the ball to elbow lascelles, and it wasn't even checked ? Wtf? pic.twitter.com/YZ3xjtCMiC
- Liam :statue_of_liberty: (@LiamDowson_55) February 21, 2021
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Just last week the former Leicester City centre back was unhappy when he wasn't awarded a penalty for what he believed to be a trip in the box against West Brom.
The United captain claimed that suggestions from rival managers, such as Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho, about the amount of penalties Solskjaer's side have had, had lead to referees discriminating against United.
"Ever since other people from other teams spoke about us we've had absolutely nothing from the referee or VAR," the 27-year-old told MUTV.
PENALTY OVERTURNED! :arrows_counterclockwise:
Craig Pawson consults the monitor and decides that Ajayi hasn't made sufficient contact for Maguire to go to ground. No penalty.
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United did eventually win the game, after finally getting into some form in the second half, but it was Maguire's fault they were level.
After Marcus Rashford's opener, the former Hull City defender went to head clear a corner and got virtually no distance on his header.
Instead it landed to Saint-Maximin who rifled past David de Gea to make it 1-1 at half time, which was a deserved position for the Magpies.
Perhaps they'd have had a better chance of winning if VAR had picked up Maguire's potential foul, or maybe Solskjaer's team would have been better off without their mistake prone defender.
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