Monday, September 29, 2008

Manchester United Wins 2-0 vs Bolton Over Controversial Call

A questionable penalty kick scored by Cristiano Ronaldo set Manchester United on their way to a win over Bolton Wanderers. Ronaldo put United ahead after referee Rob Styles awarded United a penalty even though Jlloyd Samuel's tackle on the Portuguese looked like a fair one. The call proved to be very decisive because up until then United had been opposed by Bolton keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen. Wayne Rooney curled in United's second after a Ronaldo back-flick as Bolton were left seething over the penalty.

The incident could begin a series of debates about video technology. United eventually ran out comfortable winners and deserved the three points.

Videos of the goals are viewable below.

1-0 Cristiano Ronaldo 66" (Penalty Kick)

2-0 Wayne Rooney 77"

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