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Little surprise to see what verdict this former top referee has given on controversial Wolves goal v Newcastle United

4 days ago
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Mark Halsey has given his opinion on the Wolves equaliser in Monday night’s game.

The former ‘top’ Premier League referee saying Graham Scott was correct in allowing the goal to stand.

The one-time match official declaring ‘It wasn’t a foul for me.’

As for his reasoning on coming to that decision, Mark Halsey says: ‘Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka never had the ball under his control and Wolves centre-back Boly had every right to go for it.’

That is all well and good but Martin Dubravka was prevented from getting the ‘ball under his control’ thanks to Willy Boly’s arms around his neck.

It wasn’t a case of just two players coming together in a challenge, Boly clearly is impeding the Newcastle keeper.

We shouldn’t really be surprised at how poor Mark Halsey’s judgement is these days, considering that infamous occasion when he (Halsey) didn’t even give a free-kick after Callum McManaman launched this (see below) assault on Massadio Haidara when Wigan hosted Newcastle.

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Mark Halsey talking to The Sun:

“I felt Graham Scott made the correct call awarding Willy Boly’s injury-time goal.

“Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka never had the ball under his control and Wolves centre-back Boly had every right to go for it.

“It wasn’t a foul for me.

“The time added on was also questioned but I felt it was fair.

“Ref Scott asked for a minimum of four minutes added and Boly scored on 94 minutes and 34 seconds.

“But Newcastle made a sub at the start of added time when Ayoze Perez came off for Javier Manquillo and that took a whole minute to complete.”

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