Barry: Whelan tackle not seen by Webb

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Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry claims referee Howard Webb told him he did not get a good view of Glenn Whelan's controversial tackle on Javi Garcia on Saturday.

Stoke midfielder Whelan escaped punishment for a two-footed challenge on City's Garcia in the 47th minute of the FA Cup fourth-round tie between the sides at the Britannia Stadium. Webb took no action, not even awarding a free-kick for a tackle ITV analyst Andy Townsend described as a "red card every day".

When asked about it, Barry said: "I'm not too sure. I think the referee said at the time - I spoke to him and he said he didn't have the right angle on it but Javi, in the changing room, said the player went in with both feet and caught his ankle so I think they showed that on TV too."

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