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Referee Paul Tierney Blows Half-Time Whistle Early When Sadio Mane Is Clearly Through On Goal

Jack Kenmare

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Referee Paul Tierney Blows Half-Time Whistle Early When Sadio Mane Is Clearly Through On Goal

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Sadio Mane was through on goal for Liverpool in this afternoon's Premier League clash against Manchester United when referee Paul Tierney decided to blow up early for half-time.

The Senegalese international managed to run in behind Victor Lindelof and Aaron Wan-Bissaka at 45:54 seconds on the clock when Tierney blew his whistle, despite their being one minute of added time.

Liverpool midfielder Thiago, who has instrumental throughout the first-half for Jurgen Klopp's side, questioned the official's decision and put his hands to his face moments later.

The incident certainly caused outrage on social media.

It was a poor first-half performance from United in particular and Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards criticised Solskjser's side for "dropping too deep" in the opening 45 minutes.

"I'm disappointed with Man United if I'm totally honest. " he said. "We know they are at Anfield, but they are dropping too deep. This is a team who are top of the league - take the game to Liverpool.

"It doesn't matter if they're champions - you can't win the league playing like that. They are good on the counter but Rashford has been offside seven or eight times in that first-half.

"I've talked them up, especially on the counter, but they ain't winning the league playing as negatively as that."

Let us know your thoughts on the Mane decision in the comments.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Sadio Mane

Jack Kenmare
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