This week’s man in the middle – Dermot Gallagher
Most of the Rate the Ref reports highlight the inconsistency of the referees in the Premier League. Manchester United, being Manchester United, solve the problem by having their own. Yep, this week’s man in black is a self confessed Man United fan.
As expected, controversy surrounds the away goals. Saha appeared to be both off-side and interfering with play when United equalised and there seemed to be nothing wrong with the tackle that led to Ryan Giggs’ free kick that saw Saha give the travellers the lead.
Despite the above his overall approach was fairly sensible and neither side saw yellow or red.