Rooney scores, but leaves Chelsea swearing and cursing

April 7th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr. 7 (ANI): Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney left Chelsea swearing and cursing last night.

Rooney, facing a two-match ban for foul and abusive language, grabbed a 24th-minute winner to give Manchester United the edge in the Champions League quarterfinal clash.

But while the England striker celebrated calmly, Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti turned the air blue after his side were denied a nailed-on penalty in added time, The Sun reports.

Patrice Evra clearly fouled Blues midfielder Ramires but somehow Spanish referee Alberto Mallenco decided to ignore the home side’s frantic appeals.

Ancelotti raged: “It was clear and everyone knows it. The problem is that in the last minute it is not easy to give a penalty. You have to have personality, courage and character. And referees do not always have these skills.”

He added: “It was not just the referee who could see it but his linesmen and assistants were in the right position to decide it was a penalty.”

Ancelotti confronted the referee at the final whistle, following the controversial last-gasp clash.

Chelsea keeper Petr Cech declared: “Everyone saw what happened. You could see it clearly but the most important man did not see it. We have been left with a mountain to climb in Manchester.” (ANI)

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