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Kompany ‘shocked’ by referee’s decision on Luton’s equaliser

Vincent Kompany vented frustration as Luton’s controversial stoppage-time equalizer denied Burnley vital points in a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor.

After Burnley goalkeeper James Trafford was obstructed by Elijah Adebayo while attempting to secure Alfie Doughty’s cross, Carlton Morris headed into an empty net. Despite referee Tony Harrington remaining unmoved, VAR Peter Bankes upheld the goal following a lengthy check.

Burnley had been on the brink of celebrating a victory that would have brought them within a point of Luton and within striking distance of safety, moments after Zeki Amdouni’s 36th-minute goal. However, it was the Hatters who, instead, leveled on points with 17th-placed Everton.

Kompany said: “It’s a joke, a joke. I will start by saying 100 per cent respect and credit to Luton, they’re a terrific outfit, what they do as a club, the players, managers, they deserve whatever is coming to them, a really good club.

Furthermore the Belgian added: “In that phase I’ve just got to defend my team, my club. I don’t understand how we can go through this phase and those events and not come to the conclusion it’s a foul.

“The striker, good luck to him, his first look is at the goalkeeper, he has a look and takes a couple of steps back and backs into him, clears a way for his colleague, then has a look at the referee to see if he gets away with it. The ball goes in, none of the Luton players celebrate, nobody,” Kompany said.

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.
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