The Mail on Sunday spoke to Chris Foy after Arsenal’s win over Burnley and the former ref says that Arsenal’s third goal should have been disallowed.
In a piece entitled ‘flashpoints that could have changed the game’ where they omitted all of Burnley’s offences that should have seen them reduced to 10 and then nine men, they focused on why Sokratis wasn’t booked when Ashley Barnes hauled him to the ground and wouldn’t let him up, why Burnley didn’t get a penalty, Barnes apparent stamp and Iwboi’s goal.
Very balanced, I’m sure you will agree.
I agree that Iwobi was fractionally offside but this is a game that is supposed to favour the attacker.
As for the other incidents, there was apparently no room to mention either of Barnes’ elbows on Guendouzi, or his knee in the back of the teenager as he seemed determined to get himself sent off.
Chris Wood was another who could have easily seen red for yellow card challenges after he was already booked, but Friend was having none of it.