MARK CLATTENBURG: Mike Dean DIDN’T have to stop play for Isaac Hayden’s head injury in build-up to Liverpool goal… but it’s common practice so it’s understandable why Newcastle will feel aggrieved
- Diogo Jota scored a controversial equaliser in Liverpool’s win over Newcastle
- The Reds forward scored when Isaac Hayden was down with a head injury
- Referee Mike Dean decided to let the attacking phase come to a completion
There is nothing in the laws which says Mike Dean had to stop play because Isaac Hayden was down with a head injury.
It is common practice that the referee will halt play for this sort of injury, though, so you can understand why Newcastle were aggrieved that play continued and Liverpool scored, especially as Diogo Jota was potentially kept onside by Hayden.
Instead Dean let the attacking phase come to a completion and it resulted in a goal. Newcastle may be upset but the rules aren’t on their side. It’s up to the referee.
Liverpool forward Diogo Jota scored a controversial equaliser in their 3-1 win over Newcastle
Isaac Hayden was down with a head injury as the Portuguese star tucked the ball away
Newcastle players and boss were furious with referee Mike Dean, who allowed play to continue
Mo Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold also scored as Liverpool went on to take a 3-1 victory
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