Paul Pogba tripped himself for Man Utd penalty, says Aston Villa boss Dean Smith

Paul Pogba tripped himself up for Manchester United’s match-winning penalty towards Aston Villa, in accordance with Villa boss Dean Smith.

Pogba went down within the field underneath a problem from Douglas Luiz for the penalty which Bruno Fernandes transformed in United’s 2-1 victory.

“They got what l believed was a penalty at the time – I thought Douglas Luiz got too tight – but having seen it back, it looks like he trips himself up,” Smith advised Sky Sports.

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“For me, Michael Oliver needs to be despatched over to the monitor. That’s what VAR is for. If there’s doubt, get your self over there.


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“At the time l had no doubts it was a penalty. But Pogba has tripped himself up there. Seeing it again, I don’t think it is a penalty.”

The spot-kick award was the twenty seventh United have acquired within the Premier League since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment simply over two years in the past.

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Victory has propelled United stage on factors with Liverpool on the prime of the league desk. The two groups will conflict on January 17, dwell on Sky Sports.

But Smith proud of Villa’s progress

Smith remained optimistic on the general outlook for Villa – who’ve crushed Arsenal, Leicester and Liverpool this season.

The Villa supervisor stated: “We know we’re on a good journey at the moment. We believe we’ve got five key arrivals to go with the players who are Premier League ready now.

“This is just our second season within the division, however competing right here and towards Liverpool and Arsenal reveals our journey goes properly thus far.”

Reflecting on the game, the Villa boss added: “I believed within the first half we had been miles off it. The first quarter-hour sport felt like a testimonial. They then injected some tempo into it and deservedly went forward.

In the second half we deserved to get again within the sport.”

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