Shay Defends Beye Tackle!

Last updated : 22 October 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Shay Given: "I felt it wasn't a penalty and it definitely wasn't a sending off.
"My only concern was should I pick the ball up or kick it away because I thought it was a backpass because he's clearly got the ball.

"For him to give a penalty and a red card I was amazed to say the least and I felt it was the wrong decision.

"I felt at the time if the referee had maybe spent ten seconds or had a quiet word with the linesman then he may have seen it differently.

"But he was adamant it was a penalty and a red card so it couldn't have been a worse start for us after 12 minutes against a very good team in Man City.

"But we showed great character to come back and in the end could've won it."