Former Premier Referee Mark Clattenburg gives his verdict on Maguire-Batshuayi controversy

Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has given his verdict o the controversial Harry Maguire-Michy Batshuayi incident at Stamford Bridge on Monday.

Clattenburg was not pleased with match official Anthony Taylor for failing to consult his pitch monitor which would have resulted in a red card for Harry Maguire.

Speaking after Man United’s 2-0 win at Chelsea, the former Premier League referee told the Daily Mail: “Maguire should not have been on the pitch after his earlier kick-out at Batshuayi.

“Replays showed the United defender made a clear second movement towards Batshuayi which he could have avoided. He made a stamping motion into Batshuayi’s groin and should have seen red.

“VAR looked at this but did not deem it a clear error by referee Anthony Taylor, and this is where the inconsistencies lie.

“Taylor missed the challenge by Maguire, but had he gone to his pitch-side monitor, I’m sure he would have sent him off.”

Maguire has however insisted that he was only trying to protect Batshuayi which was why he raised his leg up.

2 Comments on "Former Premier Referee Mark Clattenburg gives his verdict on Maguire-Batshuayi controversy"

  1. but between referee and VAR brings in another

  2. but between referee and VAR brings in another?

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