Chelsea manager blames match referee for ManUs title winMay 15th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by admin
London, May 15 (ANI): Chelsea manager Avram Grant is facing a disrepute charge after claiming that match referee Steve Bennett helped Manchester United win the Premier League title.
Bennett oversaw Uniteds 2-0 title clincher at Wigan on Sunday but Grant said: In England there are very good referees but some you can influence.
According to The Sun, Grant has accused Bennett of failing to award Chelsea a penalty for a Rio Ferdinand handball, but later gave United a spot-kick from which they scored.
He also said that Bennett did not send off United midfielder Paul Scholes for a second foul on Wilson Palacios.
I believe in the tradition of the fair English game. I will not say anything against it. But what happened is what I expected. Paul Scholes should have been shown a red card and Wigan awarded a penalty, Grant was quoted, as saying.
Asked if he is glad about Bennett not overseeing the Champions League final, Grant said: I can say it like this yes. (ANI)
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