Sean Dyche has expressed the opinion that Jesse Lingard went down easily to earn the spot kick that began Man United’s comeback in the 2 all draw against Burnley at Old Trafford on Tuesday in the Premier League.
A resilient Burnley side ensured that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s winning run was halted with Man United still on sixth position and two points off the top four places.
Man United had to claw their way from 2 all down to tie 2 all in the last 5 .minutes of the game through a converted penalty from Paul Pogba and last gasp goal from Victor Lindelof in added time
The penalty was won by substitute Jesse Lingard who started on the bench. He was fouled by Jeff Hendrick who appeared to pull on his shoulder.
Regardless, Sean Dyche said it was a soft penalty and also questioned the additional 5 minutes that were given in the game by referee Jon Moss.
“I just don’t like it when there’s a touch on the shoulder and their legs don’t work, but it’s modern football. I’m not saying he does it all the time. But they’re strong these lads and how come their legs don’t work I don’t know.
“I’ve no clue where five minutes came from. I asked the officials, but it came from somewhere. We just said [to the fourth official] there were no physios on the pitch. It’s impossible it could be longer than three. Every minute counts. You just want a reason and there wasn’t a reason.
“It’s more the mentality it brings. Everyone believes when it’s five minutes. ‘Fergie time’ as they used to call it. You could sense it. Everyone rises. I just don’t know where it came from.”
Man United escaped the shocking defeat and will now hope that Chelsea don’t pick maximum points when they visit the Vitality Stadium to face Bournemouth on Wednesday as the Blues will extend the points gap with a win.