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Lille Protest Rejected

United are now assured they had in fact won the game at Lens on Tuesday. Ryan Giggs' free-kick sparked controversy but it has been deemed perfectly valid.

Giggs scored with a free-kick while Lille keeper Tony Sylva was still lining up the wall. The Lille players were furious at the perceived technical error of the referee who did not rule out the goal as United did not ask for the whistle.

The French club lodged an official complaint to the UEFA who studied all the video evidence, the refereeing report and the rules carefully and announced that there had been no evidence of any kind of technical error and thus declared that the goal had been perfectly valid.

The Disciplinary Body decided to instigate proceedings against Lille for the behaviour of their players after the goal when they appeared to try to walk off the pitch and get the match abandoned. Crowd troubles and possible security problems are also investigated by European football's governing body.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 23 2007

Time: 5:33PM

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They made fools of themselves, really. Have they never seen a goal like that? I suggest that they should watch our 2004 FA Cup game against Citeh. I believe it was Robbie Fowler who had scored an identical goal yet we did not protest. Of course, we won that game 4-2 so forcing the match to be replayed would have been stupid... but I can't remember anyone saying it wasn't valid.
midlothian99
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23/02/2007 18:30:00

if uefa were dumb enought to make us have to replay this there would have been loads of appeals from now on for loads of things. i just hope lile get thrown out they have made such fools of themselves
rooneyisgod
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23/02/2007 21:31:00

Unbelievable, UEFA should fine them for appealing . The rules clearly state that the ref does not have to blow his whistle.
iceman10
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24/02/2007 07:47:00

 

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