Manchester United & Leicester fans fume at referee Michael Oliver

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Manchester United and Leicester City walked off the Old Trafford pitch on Sunday lunch time knowing a draw was probably a fair result.

Anthony Martial gave the Red Devils an early lead in the first-half before Wes Morgan equalised 11 minutes later. Despite a host of chances, it proved to be the final goal of the game.

But some Manchester United fans believe they were owed a penalty in the dying minutes after Danny Drinkwater pulled back Memphis Depay on the very edge of the box.


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It was so close, not even TV replays could conclusively tell whether or not it should have been a penalty, but it does appear as though it should have been a spot-kick.

Instead, referee Michael Oliver gave United a free-kick and showed Drinkwater his second yellow card and, as a result, sent him off. But United fans were baying for Oliver's head for not awarding their team a penalty.

Take a look at some of the reaction below:

Leicester fans not happy

Leicester fans, however, had plenty of reasons to feel aggrieved as well. Mere minutes before Drinkwater had been given his marching orders, Wayne Rooney escaped punishment on an almost identical foul on Demarai Gray. Also on a yellow card, it would have seen the Manchester United captain sent off.

Also, Marouane Fellaini should have been shown a red card for an outrageous elbow on Robert Huth in the first-half while Riyad Mahrez had a shout for a penalty waved away. While United fans feel aggrieved, it seems Oliver gave an equal amount of discretion to both teams.

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