Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has blasted Son Heung-Min for ‘conning’ the ref during Manchester United’s 3-1 win at Tottenham.
And the Red Devils boss believes ‘the game has gone’ after his side had a goal ruled out by VAR after an incident involving Spurs ace Son and Scott McTominay.
Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “The game has gone, absolutely gone. If that’s a clear and obvious error, it’s one he [the ref] had to look at. It was a perfectly good goal, we shouldn’t be conned. I have to say, if my son stays down for three minutes and needs ten mates to help him, he won’t get any food because that’s embarrassing.
“We weren’t conned, the ref was. That kick-started us. [Before] we played like a team who had played in Europe on Thursday.
“Top reaction, we played great stuff second half. We felt the injustice and showed good character to come back. We can’t let those decisions ruin this good season for us. The goals we scored were excellent.
“Cavani showed why he’s a No9. Fred even scores, that shows just how good we were. It was an excellent [disallowed] goal. Unfortunately the ref decided we are not playing football or VAR decided. I’m absolutely shocked if that is a foul.”
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson couldn’t contain his frustration after his side’s poor start gifted Chelsea an easy ride at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace succumbed to a 4-1 defeat at Selhurst Park after failing to endure an early Chelsea blitz. The Blues went two up early on with Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic causing havoc in the Eagles’ backline.
Wilfried Zaha ran himself ragged from first minute to last, but barring a Christian Benteke header, Hodgson’s side offered very little.
Speaking to the BBC after the match, Hodgson said: “We know they are a good side, everybody knows that, but we can’t afford to play the way we did in the first half.
“Both of the first goals came about through balls lost near our own goal. Suddenly they find themselves 2-0 up after 10-11 minutes. We needed to defend well and make good decisions.
“But we came in at half-time 3-0 down. How many teams can come back from 3-0 down against this Chelsea team?
“To give some credit the players did better in the second half and showed some fight in them but the bottom line is we played against a Chelsea team that we believed we could stretch and we’re on the back end of a 4-1 defeat and needed to do some last-ditch defending to keep it down to four.
“That was the theme of our message to the team that it wasn’t good enough and it wasn’t what we tried to do [in the first half]. We pulled one back and could have even gone away with a smaller margin defeat but we didn’t.
“It’s sad that this was an opportunity for us to take a point at least from the game but all we can do is congratulate Chelsea for their good performance and well deserved victory.”
Pep Guardiola will have no problem if Sergio Aguero decides to stay in the Premier League this summer.
SunSport revealed last month that the legendary Manchester City forward, 32, is keen to remain in England when he leaves the Etihad in May.
Chelsea are tipped to make a move while Tottenham, Manchester United and even today’s opponents Leeds have also been linked.
And City boss Guardiola said he wants the Argentine to be happy and is not worried about him coming back to haunt his club.
The Spaniard said: “I want the best for him, all of us do. Find the best for Sergio for the last years in his career, for sure.
“We’ll be delighted with the decision he takes, the best for him and his family and career. My preference is his preference. His preference is my preference. The best for him is the best for all of us.”
Latest reports claim Chelsea are ahead in the race to acquire the services of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
The in-demand Argentine is billed to leave the Etihad club in the summer when his contract expires.
Many clubs have thrown their names into the ring, reportedly including the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and PSG.
However, it turns out that Chelsea are one of the leading candidates for the Argentine’s signature. Described as ‘winning the arm wrestle’ by top Argentinian source TyC as they search for competition for out of form Timo Werner.
Although Aguero maybe past his peak, he still looks like he could be a useful option at least on a short-term basis, and it would be great to see him extend what has been a great career in English football.
The 32-year-old is currently fourth on the list of all-time leading scorers in the Premier League, and he’s bound to climb even higher if he ends up at Chelsea.