UK time is: 00:40:02
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rob Styles Involved In Another Dubious Decision

Google language translator

Referee Rob Styles hit the headlines yet again after a controversial penalty decision and a sending off as 10-man Newcastle drew 2-2 with Manchester City.

What happened?

With only 14 minutes on the clock Habib Beye tackled Robinho on the edge of the box and looked to have taken the ball in a fair challenge but Styles dismissed the 31-year-old right back. Robinho easily put the spot kick past Shay Given in Newcastle's goal.

Reaction

Newcastle's Nicky Butt told Setanta Sports...

'I think everyone knows it was not a penalty and everyone makes mistakes and the referee made one there.'

Newcastle's stand-in manager Joe Kinnear said of the penalty...

'I would just question the referee's position as you look back there are two players in front of him and I do not know how he could make that decision that quickly.'

'If he looks at that (video playback) and then puts his hands up in the air it would be fair enough.'


City boss Mark Hughes added...

'In fairness we got a point out of a game that looked like it was going to go away from us, but it should have been an easy three points for us here.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 20 2008

Time: 11:23PM

Your Comments

Sums it up nicely "Mark Hughes added... 'In fairness we got a point out of a game that looked like it was going to go away from us, but it should have been an easy three points for us here.'"
ArabianKnight
Makes a change for a decision to go for us especially from RS he only owes us about another six.
alphieblues
Where does Hughes go off being arrogant?? EASY POINT HERE!? Thats a very disrespectful statement to NUFC!
ForeverUnited
Must have learnt it from his days with Taggart Foreverunited! In fairness to the ref, from his angle it was a penalty, but he was hopelessly off the pace of the game.
oliverblue
trouble was OB ...we were more off the pace of the game than Styles was........
lincolnblue
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

City Confirm Richards Departure (Monday September 1 2014)

Richards Gone, Negredo Next? (Monday September 1 2014)

Richards' City Career Almost Over (Monday September 1 2014)

Outgoings No Incomings (Monday September 1 2014)

Another Dramatic City Deadline Day? (Monday September 1 2014)

Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog (Monday September 1 2014)

Pellegrini - We Lacked Creativity (Saturday August 30 2014)

Stats: Manchester City v Stoke City (Saturday August 30 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Skoorb 29
2. Bluedub 24
3. Johnny Baguette 17
4. Buzz Lightyear 14
5. PhillyBlueMoon 13
6. Spooks 12
7. fifthcolumnblue 11
8. citizhun 9
9. rojo2010 9
10. OziMan 9

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 0 - 1 Stoke
Man City 3 - 1 Liverpool
Newcastle 0 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 3 3 0 0 7 9
2. Swansea 3 3 0 0 5 9
3. Aston Villa 3 2 1 0 2 7
4. Man City 3 2 0 1 3 6
5. Liverpool 3 2 0 1 2 6
6. Spurs 3 2 0 1 2 6
7. Arsenal 3 1 2 0 1 5

Breaking League News

NUFC Needs To Die To Rise Again
Newcastle : 03/09/2014 00:04:00
Match Analysis: Swansea City 3-0 West Brom
Swansea : 02/09/2014 23:10:00
Odemwingie requires surgery
Stoke : 02/09/2014 20:07:00
Liverpool: Reds Rejected Borini Offers
Liverpool : 02/09/2014 19:09:00
Cleverley - Villa Decision Was An Easy One
Aston Villa : 02/09/2014 18:18:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who Will Be City's Top Scorer This Season?
Suggested By:  Derek Parlane
Negredo 12%
Jovetic 36%
Aguero 47%
Dzeko 5%