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Referee Mike McCurry has admitted that he was wrong not to award a penalty and to disallow a goal for Dundee United in their 3-1 defeat to Rangers at Ibrox.

United were denied what seemed a clear penalty and had a goal chalked off for offside in a controversial second half.

Having seen television replays, McCurry explained that his view was blocked at the penalty claim and his assistant referee flagged offside for the "goal".

The defeat ended United's hopes of clinching a Uefa Cup place.

Writing on the Scottish FA's Whistleblower website, McCurry said that he saw Noel Hunt fall to the ground with David Weir in close behind him and that his vantage point of what had happened was poor.

"I believe that were it not for the fact that I had been caught out of position by the quick transfer of play I would have awarded Dundee United a penalty and wo ... Read more »

Category: SPL News | Views: 789 | Added by: itwp | Date: 12-May-2008 | Comments (0)

ROAD TO THE FINAL

RANGERS

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Second qualifying round: Rangers 2-0 FK Zeta, FK Zeta 0-1 Rangers.
Third qualifying round: Rangers 1-0 Red Star Belgrade, Red Star Belgrade 0-0 Rangers.

Group E: Rangers 2-1 Stuttgart, Lyon 0-3 Rangers, Rangers 0-0 Barcelona, Barcelona 2-0 Rangers, Stuttgart 3-2 Rangers, Rangers 0-3 Lyon.

UEFA CUP
Round of 32: Rangers 0-0 Panathinaikos, Panathinaikos 1-1 Rangers.
Round of 16: Rangers 2-0 Werder Bremen, Werder Bremen 1-0 Rangers.
Quarter-final: Rangers 0-0 Sporting Lisbon, Sporting Lisbon 0-2 Rangers.
Semi-final: Rangers 0-0 Fiorentina, Fiorentina 0-0 Rangers (Rangers win 4-2 on penalties)

ZENIT

UEFA CUP
Second qualifying round: Zenit 3-0 Zlat√© Moravce, Zlat√© Moravce 0-2 Zenit. ... Read more »

Category: European Competitions | Views: 853 | Added by: itwp | Date: 12-May-2008 | Comments (1)