Newcastle United were robbed of one of the goals of the season today after Cheick Tiote’s long-range effort against Manchester City was disallowed by referee Mike Jones.
After the goal was scored, the match officials discussed the incident and disallowed it, awarding a free kick to Manchester City instead. There were two players in an offside position, but they weren’t interfering with the play. The goal should have stood.
Referee Mike Jones was in a better position and closer to the incident than the assistant referee was. And Joe Hart had a clear sight of the shot and his view was not impeded.
As the players exited the pitch after the half-time whistle was blown, Alan Pardew said the following to referee Mike Jones: “The linesman’s right, you are wrong and you know that. You know that.”
Tiote’s goal was incredible, but was it better than his goal he scored in the 4-4 draw against Arsenal in February, 2011?
Here’s a video clip of that famous goal that stood:
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