After referee Michael Oliver failed to award a penalty for a handball committed by Tottenham defender Federico Fazio late on in Everton‘s 2-1 defeat to the Londoners, manager Roberto Martinez feels the decision cost his side, reports BBC
“I’ll never blame a decision like that for not getting a result, it happens, it’s part of the game. But I’m disappointed because Michael Oliver is a really good referee and when the ball contacted the arm he wasn’t in an obstructed view. I think it should have been spotted. I would never blame a third party for us not getting a result though,” he said.
Fazio was guilty of handing a cross from Leighton Baines in the latter stages of the game, but Everton’s protests were waved away by referee Michael Oliver, with subsequent replays suggesting the Merseyside club were hard done by.
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