Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Rob Styles Involved In Another Dubious Decision

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.'



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

Writer:Tudor
Date:Monday October 20 2008
Time: 11:23PM

Comments

0
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
20/10/2008 23:43:00
0
Makes a change for a decision to go for us especially from RS he only owes us about another six.
alphieblues
21/10/2008 00:08:00
0
Where does Hughes go off being arrogant?? EASY POINT HERE!? Thats a very disrespectful statement to NUFC!
ForeverUnited
21/10/2008 02:45:00
0
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
21/10/2008 05:59:00
0
trouble was OB ...we were more off the pace of the game than Styles was........
lincolnblue
21/10/2008 09:06:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Manchester City Articles

The Ped Derby Observations City 0-0 United

Another Two Points Squandered

Boro v Man City Match Officials

The Premier League has appointed Kevin Friend as today's Middlesbrough v Manchester City referee.

Boro v Man City Live Streams & Global TV Coverage

City travel to the North East to face Premier League strugglers Middlesbrough on Sunday. Any slip up by Pep Guardiola's side will, considered NOT to be acceptable by many of us Blues.

Preview: Middlesbrough v Manchester City

City travel to the North East for their penultimate away fixture of the 2016/17 campaign.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor (VMC Editor)
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many goals, if any will City score against Boro?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five or more57%
Four6%
Three25%
Two0%
One0%
City won't score12%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 33 25 3 5 78 40
2 Spurs 33 22 8 3 74 47
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 33 19 8 6 65 28
5 Man Utd 33 17 13 3 64 26
6 Arsenal 32 18 6 8 60 24
7 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
8 WBA 34 12 8 14 44 -4
9 Southampton 33 11 8 14 41 -5
10 AFC Bournemouth 35 11 8 16 41 -13
11 Leicester City 34 11 7 16 40 -12
12 Stoke 35 10 10 15 40 -13
13 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
14 Burnley 35 11 6 18 39 -14
15 West Ham 35 10 9 16 39 -15
16 Crystal Palace 35 11 5 19 38 -10
17 Hull City 35 9 7 19 34 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 34 5 12 17 27 -19
R Sunderland 34 5 6 23 21 -34
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2017 2:05PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 6 2017 12:30PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Johnny Baguette640
2.Buzz Lightyear548
3.Skoorb484
4.Rising163
5.kennyclementstache158
6.Colin Is The King137
7.citizhun87
8.Tudor78
9.johnkelv77
10.OziMan59
Write for Vital Football