Saturday, September 3, 2011

China defeat Spore thanks to controversial penalty decisions

China defeated 2-1 Singapore in the World Cup qualifiers after a controversial penalty gave the Chinese the chance to level the game.

Up to that point, Singapore was holding out against the Chinese and was on the way to a famous victory on Chinese soil.

Aleksandar Duric had given Singapore the lead in the first half as he intercepted a pass from China’s skipper Li Weifeng and set Qiu Li free on the counter-attack. With a two on two situation, Qiu Li feigned to take a shot several time but instead of shooting, the Home United forward teed Duric up to place the ball home.

The Chinese side  then started to pile on the pressure against the Lions but could find no breakthrough.

Up until Lebanese referee Andre El Habbab step in as I can accept the first one but if the second penalty was given then in every game, there must be at least one penalty per minute for Shaiful Esah cannot be deemed to have foul Yu  Dabao at all. (Other than in the Chinese and the Lebanese referee eyes)

For if that was a spot-kick, then what happen in the box just minutes later, immediately after China second goal, must be one as well as Li Weifeng totally missed the ball and hacked down Duric in the box.

It was no wonder Raddy had to protest the Lebanese referee 'impartial' reading of the game and should have never be send off for if it was anybody that need to go to the stand, it was the referee.

China boasted by the referee help went on to win the game.

World Cup Qualifier (Asia Zone) Group Stage
China 2-1 Singapore

Goalscorers: Aleksandar Duric (30') 

Singapore: Izwan Mahbud (Lionel Lewis 54’), Daniel Bennett, Safuwan Baharudin, Shaiful Esah, Juma’at Jantan, Mustafic Fahrudin, Isa Halim (Shahdan Sulaiman 84’), Shahril Ishak(C), Shi Jiayi (Hafiz Rahim 64’), Aleksandar Duric, Qiu Li

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