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Howard Webb Delivers Final Verdict On Penalty Call

According to report,

FORMER referee Howard Webb has had his say on Manchester United’s penalty appeal in yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal.

was left fuming on the touchline when referee Andre Marriner didn’t point to the spot after Nacho Monreal appeared to bring Antonio Valencia down in the box.

And Webb, who retired in 2014 after 21 years as an official, was surprised to see Marriner wave away United’s protests.

“I think on balance it was a penalty,” Webb told BT Sport. “Was it a cast-iron, stone wall penalty? No.

“I saw it in slow-motion and the contact was less significant than I first thought.

“But do I think Monreal in his attempt to get the ball impeded him? Yes I do. I think it’s a penalty and I’m surprised Andre didn’t give it.

“I don’t think there would have been much reaction if he had and I’m sure Wenger would have screaming for it down the other end.”

Manchester United went on to take the lead at Old Trafford through Juan Mata but Arsenal substitute Olivier Giroud grabbed an equaliser for the visitors on 89 minutes.

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