Poyet: Penalty decision could have gone either way

DELIGHTED ... Sunderland boss Gus Poyet.
DELIGHTED ... Sunderland boss Gus Poyet.
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SUNDERLAND boss Gus Poyet suggested the penalty decision that earned the Black Cats victory at Chelsea today could have gone either way.

Full-back Azpilicueta then upended Jozy Altidore to hand Fabio Borini the penalty that secured a 2-1 success, with Chelsea incensed by a host of refereeing decisions and coach Rui Faria sent to the stands.

“It was very, very tough on the referee,” said Poyet.

“Every now and then you get it and every now and then you don’t. It was the linesman who gave it straight away.

“We can talk about it for ages and even then we don’t know for sure. We need to give the benefit of the doubt to the referee.”

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