On asked about the reason behind them losing the game, Damien Delaney, Crystal Palace centre back commented that Howard Webb’s decision of not sending off Dejan Lovren was not the main reason behind their defeat this Saturday. Yannick Bolasie, post defeating two PSG players went ahead of Lovren, nevertheless the defender crushed him down immediately right outside box.
Without any delay the Crystal palace supporters yelled out for a red car, since Lovren looked like the last man, nevertheless just a yellow card was shown to him. This was probably because the 2 defenders from Southampton came in from the right and the left. However, Delaney somehow refuses to blame the ace referee, and described Webb as a reliable and good referee who can definitely be counted on.
The Irishman further added that this one is definitely tricky for Webb, because of the angle which is being looked at right now. He also thinks that the defender Nathaniel Clyney was anyway coming round the side.
He stressed that with respect to Nathaniel’s depth to exactly where he was, it sure was a very quick breakaway, & a much difficult challenge for Howard to refer. Howard Webb is not only a great referee but also a very reliable one, since he explains all his decisions well. Out of his impeccable record if he has got one wrong, that too a decision which didn’t definitely affect the winning or losing side of it, then so be it. All in all it was just a team of players who did not score well and absolutely did not keep a clean sheet. Thus just by sending of Lovren, Webb definitely did not push Crystal Palace towards a bad defeat. As a team they should have performed better and not blame the referee.