Nottingham Forest 'consider complaint to PGMOL' after Man United loss

Nottingham Forest ‘considering official complaint to PGMOL over referee Stuart Attwell’s performance’ in their 3-2 defeat against Manchester United

  • Manchester United came from two goals down to beat Nottingham Forest 
  • Forest felt aggrieved by decisions made by referee Stuart Attwell in the match 
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Nottingham Forest are reportedly considering whether to make an official complaint to referees’ body PGMOL over the performance of Stuart Attwell and his assistants in their 3-2 defeat against Manchester United.

Forest captain Joe Worrall was sent off by Attwell for denying a goalscoring opportunity at 2-2, as the hosts fought back from conceding two goals in the opening four minutes.

The visitors believed Willy Boly was a covering defender, but the VAR officials stuck with Attwell’s on-field decision.

Man United completed the comeback via a Bruno Fernandes penalty after Marcus Rashford was brought down by Danilo.

According to the Telegraph, Forest manager Steve Cooper and owner Evangelos Marinakis were angered by the performance of the officials in the defeat.

Nottingham Forest are reportedly considering making an official complain over Stuart Attwell’s performance in their 3-2 defeat against Manchester United

Joe Worrall was shown a straight red for denying a goalscoring opportunity with the score level

Man United completed the comeback after being awarded a penalty for a foul on Marcus Rashford

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The latter is reportedly prepared to pursue a complaint to PGMOL over perceived poor standards of officiating.  

Forest boss Cooper refused to openly criticise Attwell post match but was clearly agitated at major decisions going against his side at Old Trafford.

‘You need things to go your way. I’m biting my tongue to be honest in terms of what I really feel because they are defining moments,’ Cooper said.

‘There were other things as well. I was surprised at how quickly decisions were made. You tend to see referees take a bit more time, particularly at the top level.

‘Of course there was a decision to be made, I was just surprised how quickly the officials… it was split-second stuff.

‘Everyone has talked to me about the decisions and how it should’ve been different but I have to look at the moments we got ourselves in good positions and could’ve done a little bit better.’


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