Callum Hudson-Odoi had his coronary heart in his mouth throughout Chelsea’s goalless draw at Manchester United when referee Stuart Atwell was really useful to have one other have a look at an incident involving the Blues ace.
The ball hit Hudson-Odoi on the hand inside his personal field as he competed with Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood.
It wasn’t observed on the time, however Atwell was instructed to take a look at the incident once more on his pitchside monitor by VAR.
Nonetheless, it wasn’t clear whether or not Greenwood had touched the ball together with his arm earlier than it hit Hudson-Odoi.
After a lot deliberation, Atwell determined to NOT give the Pink Devils a penalty, a lot to Chelsea and Hudson-Odoi’s reduction.
It could appear a let-off for Thomas Tuchel’s facet, with Sky Sports activities pundit Gary Neville saying it ‘most likely’ ought to have been a penalty for Man United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in little question that it ought to have been a penalty as he demonstrated with a linesman how the ball struck him.
Hudson-Odoi was substituted at half time having been pictured with a strap spherical his left leg. Reece James got here on in his place.
Minus the Hudson-Odoi incident, the Stamford Bridge conflict has been uneventful as each groups failed to seek out the scoresheet.
Man United had been the extra probably with Marcus Rashford’s free-kick overwhelmed away by Edouard Mendy second earlier than the Hudson-Odoi incident.
Olivier Giroud couldn’t fairly get on the tip of Hudson-Odoi’s looking cross simply earlier than the break, whereas Victor Lindelof did excellently to disclaim Timo Werner a sure purpose late on.
Mendy was overwhelmed by two second-half efforts from Greenwood and Fred however each whistled previous both put up.