Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v Swansea

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Gallagher: Rose call wrong

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher reckons Tottenham's Danny Rose should not have been dismissed against Manchester City on Wednesday.

Last Updated: 03/02/14 at 15:49 Post Comment

Dermot Gallagher: Believes Tottenham's Danny Rose committed no offence

Dermot Gallagher: Believes Tottenham's Danny Rose committed no offence

Looking back at the Premier League clash at White Hart Lane, Gallagher believes the decision to award a penalty against Rose, when he appeared to win the ball in a challenge with Edin Dzeko, was wrong.

However, he feels referee Andre Marriner had no choice but to dismiss the Spurs defender after pointing to the spot.

"It wasn't Andre's fault," Gallagher said. "Danny Rose has got so much of the ball. Dzeko's knees have buckled. For me, it's a good tackle.

"It's the assistant who gives the penalty, and unfortunately once the penalty's given, the argument is it's a red card, it's got to be a red card because it's denying a goal scoring opportunity, but for me, no. No penalty. No red card.

"The referee should just give a corner, he's played the ball out, but the assistant has come in and he's flagged. In all honesty, he's given what he thinks he's seen. But he's read it wrong, and unfortunately he's sold the referee down the river. It should be a corner, and we can't defend that."

Tottenham endured other misfortune during their 5-1 reverse at home when Michael Dawson ghosted in behind Emmanuel Adebayor to meet a free-kick and volley into the net from close range, only to be denied by the assistant's flag.

On this occasion, Gallagher backed the decision from the same assistant, on the basis that Adebayor was offside when he challenged City keeper Joe Hart for Christian Eriksen's aerial delivery.

Gallagher said: "It's the same assistant. And I think he's got this one 100% right because the law does say if a player attempts to challenge for the ball, he must be given offside. Adebayor's in an offside position as the ball comes in.

"Hart goes to play the ball and Adebayor goes to head the ball. Now the minute he goes to head the ball, he's interfered with an opponent and therefore he's guilty of an offside offence. Therefore the goal was correctly disallowed."

Across London, Chelsea endured a frustrating night when they were held to a scoreless draw by West Ham at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho complained about time wasting from the Hammers, which resulted in seven minutes being added at the end of the match.

Mourinho also criticised referee Neil Swarbrick's decision to rule out a Samuel Eto'o effort when the striker put the ball in the net as West Ham keeper Adrian prepared to take a free-kick.

Gallacher said: "He's actually given a free kick. I just think when Neil gives the original decision, there's a little lack of clarity really, people are left wondering.

"But you see from the original offence when there's a clash with the goalkeeper in the six-yard area, (Swarbrick) goes to the goalkeeper, says free-kick and puts the ball down."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Marcos Rojo says Angel Di Maria is most talented Man Utd player

Marcos Rojo believes Angel Di Maria is the most talented player at Manchester United and has backed him to show that this season.

Sepp Blatter will not attend the Women's World Cup final

Sepp Blatter will not travel to Canada for the final of the women's World Cup on July 5 for personal reasons.

Manchester United's pre-season clash with San Jose moved

Manchester United's International Champions Cup game against San Jose has been moved.

Mail Box

Arsenal Only Need Two More (As Ever)

One Chelsea fan still doesn't see Arsenal as title contenders, plus we have thoughts on Petr Cech, Sergio Ramos, Heurelho Gomes, Paulinho and Arsenal Denilson...

Cech To Arsenal Has Been On The Cards For Years

We have happy Arsenal fans regarding their new goalkeeper, plus thoughts on Jose vs Arsene, transfer bulls**t, like-for-like Liverpool, WWC and population pedantry...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company