Chelsea v Manchester United: Video Evidence of Penalty Decision

The biggest match of the Premier League season featuring Chelsea vs Manchester United came down to one crucial decision by referee Alan Wiley. Unfortunately, we’ve only seen one camera angle of the alleged Michael Carrick handball, but here it is again:

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Pay particular attention to the 15th second of the video and you’ll clearly see the Michael Carrick handball incident.

After reviewing the video in more detail, I have to admit I made a mistake. Watching the game earlier today at a local pub, I was convinced the assistant referee and referee Alan Wiley made the wrong decision. I even criticized Wiley on the EPL Talk Podcast episode released earlier this afternoon. But watching the video online and rewinding it and freezing it, it’s clear that the referee’s assistant and Alan Wiley made the correct decision. Michael Carrick handled the ball and Chelsea deserved to win the penalty.

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