Howard Webb: What I thought of Ibrahimovic’s equaliser against Liverpool
HOWARD WEBB insists Manchester United’s equaliser against Liverpool should not have stood.
James Milner’s first-half penalty gave Liverpool the lead in yesterday’s clash at Old Trafford.
But Manchester United levelled late on as Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home to secure a 1-1 draw.
However, former Premier League referee Webb insists the goal should not have stood.
Webb claims assistant referee Mick McDonough was out of position and failed to see Antonio Valencia was offside.
“Because he [McDonough] is too far down the touchline, he cannot judge whether Antonio Valencia is just offside before he receives the ball, which he is,” Webb told The Times.
“In those circumstances, he gives the benefit of the doubt to the attacker.
“He will have known he lost his position at a crucial time.”