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MARK CLATTENBURG: How Manchester United didn't get a penalty for Hudson-Odoi's handball is a mystery


MARK CLATTENBURG: How Manchester United weren’t awarded a penalty for Callum Hudson-Odoi’s CLEAR handball is a mystery

  • Manchester United and Chelsea played-out a goalless bore-draw on Sunday 
  • The Old Trafford side were adamant they should have had a first-half penalty 
  • The ball appeared to touch Callum Hudson-Odoi’s hand inside the box 
  • Referee Stuart Attwell reviewed the scene on the monitor but ignored VAR 
  • I’m baffled as to how the referee did not award Man United with a penalty  

Manchester United were feeling hard-done-by after Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea, after Callum Hudson-Odoi’s handball inside the box went unpunished. 

The Blues winger challenged for a loose ball with Mason Greenwood and the ball bounced up to touch the youngster’s hand. Referee Stuart Attwell was called to the monitor and VAR recommended he award a spot-kick. 

Attwell stuck with his gut and Hudson-Odoi went unpunished, infuriating Ole Gunanr Solskjaer and leaving Sportsmail columnist Mark Clattenburg baffled…  

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi appeared to commit a handball against Man United

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi appeared to commit a handball against Man United 

The game ended 0-0 and Manchester United were adamant they should have had a penalty

The game ended 0-0 and Manchester United were adamant they should have had a penalty 

I am amazed Manchester United were not awarded a penalty in the first half for the clear handball by Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The Chelsea player’s arm was up in an unnatural position and the ball hit his hand.

VAR Chris Kavanagh thought referee Stuart Attwell had missed a clear penalty so he gave him the opportunity to review it at his pitch-side monitor.

How Attwell did not then point to the spot, having been shown the same angles that we were, is a mystery.

Stuart Attwell reviewed his decision at the monitor but chose to ignore VAR's recommendation

Stuart Attwell reviewed his decision at the monitor but chose to ignore VAR’s recommendation

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