Wolves boss Gary O'Neil told it was a 'BLATANT penalty' in apology from PGMOL after controversial Man Utd loss | The Sun

WOLVES manager Gary O'Neil claimed he received an apology from the PGMOL after his side were denied a late penalty against Manchester United.

The Red Devils edged out Wolves in a narrow 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

O'Neil's side could have earned a point if they were awarded a penalty after Andre Onana's clattered into striker Sasa Kalajdzic.

But referee Simon Hooper chose not to award a spot-kick and VAR Michael Salisbury did not tell him to review the incident as he did not consider it a clear and obvious error.

That left O'Neill in a rage and he has since revealed he has received an apology from referee'boss Jon Moss.

The Wolves boss said: "I've spoken to Jon Moss and fair play to him, he apologised, said it was a blatant penalty and that it should have been given.


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"It probably made me feel worse.

"When you know you were right about something it makes you feel worse about leaving a game with nothing.

"I don't think the officials are trying to favour one side.

"I just think it's human nature. If there's a decision you're not sure about, everyone would be impacted by the Old Trafford crowd and the fact it's Manchester United.

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"That's why I think VAR should be able to help more in those situations. Before I spoke to Jon Moss I was told it was not a clear and obvious error.

"It looked like the keeper nearly took our centre-forward's head off. If you go for the ball and clatter the player that hard, it is a penalty."

PGMOL chief Howard Webb is also reported to have contacted Wolves bosses over the failure to award a penalty for Onana's challenge.

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