(Video) Horrific refereeing call as Martinez not penalised for striking Salah across the face

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Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez got away with what looked a clear foul on Mo Salah against Liverpool.

Midway through the first half, the Egyptian King was marauding along the right flank and seemed set to initiate a goalscoring opportunity for the Reds.

However, his progress was halted when the Argentine defender came across to block him, appearing to have used his arm at head-height on the 30-year-old forward.

Despite the incident happening very close to the assistant referee on that flank, he didn’t wave his flag for a foul, nor did Andy Madley penalise Martinez for what looked a clear breach of the rules.

How the officials failed to blow for that obvious obstruction is incomprehensible.

You can see a clip of the incident below from Sky Sports’ coverage of the game, courtesy of @Jaspairee on Twitter:

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  1. This is typical though. Through the decades Man Utd players get away with murder. Fernandes looked like he was trying to foul his way off the pitch. Then again, when you are 6-0 down, that is all you can do. Manure stinks.

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