Stuart Attwell

How Stuart Attwell screwed over Southampton on three occasions vs Man United

Manchester United 3 – Southampton 2

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains unbeaten in domestic action at Man United this season following Saturday’s 3-2 win against Southampton.

The man of the match for United was striker Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku scored twice against the Saints to help United claim the three points.

Andreas Pereira levelled for the Red Devils are Yann Valery fired Southampton ahead with a long range stunner.

James Ward Prowse also found the target for the Saints in the win.

Stuart Attwell screwed over Southampton on three occasions

After the match, Ralph Hasenhuttl complained about three calls which went against Southampton at Old Trafford.

Could referee Stuart Atwell have awarded Southampton two first half penalties?

Also, should Man United’s second goal have been chalked off?

Southampton’s first penalty call

The first call came after 15 minutes when Ryan Bertrand raced behind Chris Smalling into the Man United box.

Bertrand was goal-side of Smalling, and the United centre-half appeared to put his hands on the Saints left-back to stop him in his stride.

Bertrand fell to the deck, but ref Atwell waved the decision away.

Ryan Bertrand vs Chris Smalling

Southampton’s second penalty call

Bertrand was at the centre of a second Saints penalty shout.

In the 42nd minute, Bertrand went down in the United box after tangling with Ashley Young.

Did Young trip up Bertrand?

Again Atwell waved the penalty shout away, even though Young appeared to grab at both of Bertrand’s arms in the United box.

Ryan Bertrand vs Ashley Young (1)

Ryan Bertrand vs Ashley Young (2)

Man United’s offside goal vs Southampton

Atwell’s third mistake against Southampton surrounded Lukaku’s first goal of the game.

The Belgian stroked the ball home with a clinical right-footed finish.

However the goal should have been chalked off as Lukaku was offside in the build-up.

Romelu Lukkau offside vs Southampton

Also see: Every mistake Anthony Taylor made during Tottenham 1 – Arsenal 1.

Manchester United suffer yet another injury blow vs Southampton.

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