Newcastle United managed to come away from the game with a crucial 2-1 victory in their attempts to stay in the Premier League, but things could have been an awful lot easier for them if referee Anthony Taylor or VAR referee Stuart Attwell had awarded them a penalty in the first half for a high foot by James Tarkowski on Sean Longstaff.
And writing for The Daily Mail, Clattenburg, a Newcastle United fan, agreed with the decision, noting that “It is clear from the replays that Tarkowski did not know Longstaff was behind him when he made his clearance. He cleared the ball and Longstaff threw his head in. It was a subjective call.”
Did Newcastle deserve a penalty?
Lucky they managed to come away with all three points in the end, otherwise you feel like this incident might have been a much bigger talking point in the grand scheme of things.