Former Premier League referee
Ref Watch: Were Man Utd hard done at the London Stadium?
'The goal was offside and last Tuesday with the VAR, it would not have been a goal,' said Mourinho of West Ham's opener
Last Updated: 02/10/18 7:28am
Were Manchester United hard done by in their defeat at West Ham United on Saturday? Should Cardiff City have been awarded a penalty against Burnley? Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has the answers.
United manager Jose Mourinho claimed that West Ham's first and last goals should both have been disallowed at the London Stadium on the weekend, while his Cardiff counterpart Neil Warnock was also furious that his team were not given a spot-kick in their 2-1 defeat to Burnley on Sunday.
So what did our resident expert make of those - and many more - contentious calls? Dermot spoke to Sky Sports News on all the biggest incidents of the weekend...
INCIDENT: Felipe Anderson opens the scoring against United, but there are questions of offside against Pablo Zabaleta, who provided the cross.
VERDICT: Wrong call, offside.
DERMOT SAYS: It was [offside], but what you would say is it is very, very difficult to tell. In defence of Stuart Burt, he is in exactly the right position. The distance between Pablo Zabaleta and Victor Lindelof is half the width of the field, when you look at it, his kneecap is offside. If he gave it offside, you would then be saying that he has guessed and I think in that situation he can't be sure he is offside, so he keeps his flag down.
INCIDENT: United forward Marcus Rashford goes down under a challenge from Zabaleta in the build-up to West Ham's third goal.
VERDICT: Correct call, no foul.
DERMOT SAYS: I genuinely did not think it was a foul. The amazing thing is the game goes on and nobody thinks about that. But of course, as we say many, many times, as a consequence of the decision the ball goes in the net and suddenly it is a talking point. If he gives a foul there, you will then be saying to me that it is soft.
INCIDENT: Florent Hadergjonaj pulls back Danny Rose in the box and referee Craig Pawson points to the spot.
VERDICT: Correct call, penalty.
DERMOT SAYS: From the referee's point of view, he definitely thinks he pulls his shirt and I think he is right. He has a great view as he is looking down the line, he is in a perfect view.
INCIDENT: Denis Odoi nudges Dominic Calvert-Lewin over in the area, with Roger East awarding a penalty.
VERDICT: Wrong call, no penalty.
DERMOT SAYS: I felt for the referee here because the referee does not give this. I do not think this was a foul. It is just a coming together, the goalkeeper is going to just mop the ball up.
INCIDENT: Callum Paterson's overhead kick strikes Burnley defender Matt Lowton on the arm, but no penalty is given, with Warnock later calling it a "certain" spot kick.
VERDICT: Correct call, no penalty.
DERMOT SAYS: His [Lowton] hands are in front of his face here - the one with [Newcastle defender DeAndre] Yedlin is his hand is extended.
INCIDENT: Adama Traore is booked after a tackle on Southampton forward Nathan Redmond.
VERDICT: Wrong call, red card.
DERMOT SAYS: It is such an unusual incident because I think the referee [Stuart Attwell] thinks he [Traore] has gone in with his shoulder and does not see the lower-body movement. And if he does, then I think he gives a red card, but in fairness to Stuart Attwell, nobody would ever see that without the replay we had.
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