They say that refereeing decisions – good and bad – tend to even themselves out over the course of a season. But, do they?
On the evidence of last Sunday’s matches, there’s also little doubt who gained from the controversial calls.
TNP analyst and former Manchester United defender Paul Parker is tipping Chelsea to edge past the Red Devils in their Premiership clash at Stamford Bridge tonight.
Rio Ferdinand’s decision not to wear the “Kick It Out” T-shirt was not an anti-United protest (above).
Nor was it anti-Ferguson. With all due respect to the manager, this had nothing to do with him.
JOHN Terry and Rio Ferdinand found themselves in the spotlight over the weekend, and in both cases, not for footballing reasons.
TNP analyst Dietmar Hamann believes Paul Scholes (above) has been an asset to Manchester United ever since his comeback from retirement last season.
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It is a rivalry so strong that no noisy neighbour can ever overpower.
Stoke manager Tony Pulis asked for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez to be banned for his blatant dive.
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Our writer, Neil Humphreys, picks out the great and the good, the terrible and the tragic and the occasionally grotesque from the weekend’s EPL action.
Paul Scholes' legacy was not tarnished when he returned from retirement. Still, he really looked his 37 years against Tottenham.
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