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Fergie: Tevez Scored The Goal

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Nani's powerful shot could have been a goal anyway but the deflection on Tevez's head made it absolutely certain.

Therefore, he says the goal should be awarded to Tevez.

"Carlos Tevez`s touch on the ball decided," he told Sky Sports.

"It may have gone in anyway because it was such a ferocious hit. But, personally, I think it`s Tevez`s goal, being a centre-forward."

There are two things wrong with it. First, a shot of such power and accuracy deserves a goal and Nani should not be deprived of the glory of hitting a vital winner in only his fourth competitive outing for United.

Secondly, Tevez actually pulled his head down, trying to get out of the shot's way - his touch was unintended. For me, it's Nani's goal and surely the vast majority of people will say the same.

And the spicy matter: the penalty appeal. I think it was Brown's chest and though it's true he dived like a keeper, his arm was very much close to his body and it did not reach for the ball. Martin Jol is wrong in saying he did everything as a keeper - no, he acted as a defender desperate to clear. It is possible that the ball hit his arm but it was unintended and meant to clear with his chest.

In this case I agree with Fergie: it hit Brown's chest.

"At the time they protested so much that I thought it must have been a penalty," he said.

"But I`ve it, it`s clear, and Wes said himself that it hit him on the chest. As it hits him, his arm comes out so maybe that`s why they thought it hit his arm. But I`m sure of it, it hit his chest."

If Jol says we were lucky, he's right. If he says they played well, he's right. If he says they would have deserved a point, he's right. But it was not a penalty.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 26 2007

Time: 7:35PM

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It's Nani's, absolutely and he deserved the goal.
midlothian99
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26/08/2007 19:38:00

It should be Nani's but after Ferguson's statment it will be Tevez's. It did hit Brown on the arm though, it should've been a penalty.
JohnDoe
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26/08/2007 19:49:00

So you´re not at the bottom of the table anymore? wow, congrats lads....
Blue is the colour
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26/08/2007 20:28:00

it did not hit brown on the arm..it hit the badge
fenton_01
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26/08/2007 21:11:00

After all it is Old Trafford and no away team gets penalties there. Tevez a striker....I think not...more like a pig in a poke...
alphieblues
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26/08/2007 23:29:00

Three penalties were awarded against us at Old Trafford last season. Against Chelsea... Not one was given! After all no away team gets penalties at Stamford Bridge.
midlothian99
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27/08/2007 08:55:00

Of course I meant that not one was given against Chelsea at the Bridge.
midlothian99
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27/08/2007 08:55:00

 

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