Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has slated Paul Tierney for blowing the half-time whistle with additional time left to play in Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United on Sunday night.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the Irishman said the Wigan-born match official was wrong for calling half-time with six seconds left on the clock.
This would normally be insignificant, but the whistle was blown just as Xherdan Shaqiri played a through ball to Sadio Mane, who looked like he may have found a pocket of space to put Liverpool ahead.
Within the six seconds, the Senegal forward could have put the ball in the back of the net – and that’s no exaggeration.
Take a look at the video below (via Sky Sports):
Were Liverpool denied a golden chance against Man Utd?
Dermot Gallagher feels referee Paul Tierney was wrong to blow up early for half-time 👀 pic.twitter.com/z8WoOihVmv
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 18, 2021