Thursday, February 11, 2010

Benitez Said There should Penalty

Liverpool coach, Rafael Benitez, disappointed with the referee's decision in a fight versus Arsenal, Wednesday (10/2/2010). Benitez believed his team deserved a reward in injury-time penalty.

 The incident began with Steven Gerrard free kick in the last minute. Found Gerrard kick hit the hands of Cesc Fabregas, who jumped right on top of the penalty box line. The referee let the incident before the long whistle. "The Anfield Gank" protest, but did not change the results Arsenal 1-0 to win.

"It's very clear. It can not be trusted if he saw the replay and why the referee did not give it (penalty)," Benitez said.

"However, I think we also need to analyze the game is not just one mistake. In the second half we pushed and I think we deserved at least a point," he added.

The game itself is colored with many passing errors and the final settlement was inaccurate in the first round. Nicklas Bendtner kick too high, Andrei Arshavin shot wide. In the Liverpool camp, only Maxi Rodriguez who could give hard kick from a distance of 20 meters, but the ball bounced once on the Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen.

Arsenal nearly conceded when David Ngog running after the ball in the penalty box. However, William Gallas managed to change the direction of the ball to deviate from the goal.