The shot by Cheick Tiote that went like a rocket into the back of the net in the first half today gave Joe Hart no chance at all, and Joe didn’t even have time to dive for the ball.
Cheick Tiote – doesn’t understand referee’s decision – neither do we
But the assistant referee disallowed the goal for some reason, and while three Newcastle players were in an offside position, none was in the sight line of Joe Hart, so why the officials have disallowed the goal is a mystery.
It was simply an awful decision – once again by these officials.
This is what Cheick Tiote told Sky Sports after the game:
“I don’t understand why the referee didn’t give the goal.” “I think it was Gouffran who was next to the goalie but he didn’t touch it. I don’t know why the assistant referee decided to give offside.”
“That’s football, we need to accept it and go forward.” “I’m so disappointed today but I think we played well and that’s the most important thing. We can take it on to the next game.”
Cheick should have had his second goal of his career for Newcastle today, and it was like the goal he scored against Arsenal in the 4-4 draw – it went in like the proverbial rocket – but it’s an indication how nothing went Newcastle’s way this afternoon.
And of course we may never know why the referee disallowed the goal, as they are not supposed to talk about their decisions after the game.
What was that about having video replays?
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