Arsenal Liverpool Goal Controversy

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As scoreless draws go, this was one of the Premier League’s better offerings. Liverpool came to North London with a 100% record, having accrued successive 1-0 victories, while Arsenal came off the back of a hard-fought victory at London neighbours Crystal Palace. Despite the array of attacking talent on display from both sides, it was the two goalkeepers who stole the show. Both Arsenal’s Petr Cech and Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet were in superb form, saving brilliantly from Christian Benteke and Aaron Ramsey respectively. Ramsey could count himself very unlucky after just 8 minutes, when his goal was disallowed in extremely controversial circumstances. The rest of the first half was all Liverpool, however, with Cech needing to be at his imperious best. The second half was a role reversal; with the London side well and truly on top, with Liverpool holding on for what was, on balance, a deserved draw.

 

Quoting Arsene Wenger

on Aaron Ramsey’s goal was incorrectly ruled out…
Yes. I cannot say the opposite. It was a regular goal. It was a period of the game where we maybe had the most problems defensively but it’s a regular goal. I can’t see why it was cancelled. It’s clear and on that front you cannot say that Liverpool can complain.

on whether he has spoken to the referee…
Yes. I didn’t ask for any explanation. What does it change? It’s about decision-making and he got it wrong. I could see live that he could not be offside. He started his run behind his man. I could see it from where I was but I thought maybe the angle on TV was different. It was not and I must say that Liverpool played well in the first half. We were insecure defensively and we gave them many balls. We created trouble for ourselves but even in the first half we had chances.

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