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Controversial Equaliser puzzle.

Controversial Equaliser

Controversial Equaliser

In the last seconds of a cup tie, the away team score a dramatic last minute equaliser from a corner. You give the goal, and play restarts. But then one of your assistants informs you that the away side had 12 players on the pitch when the goal was scored – one of their substitutes had come on unnoticed seconds earlier.
Can you answer the questions?

You are the ref

Read the questions below. Think about the best way to answer them and then click on the buttons to see how referee Keith Hackett would deal with the situation.
What would you do with the spare player?

Show the ‘spare’ player the yellow card for entering the field of play without your permission, and order him to leave the field.

Can you disallow the goal?

Yes, disallow the goal, because if there is an illegal number of players on the field, you are required to restart the game from a suitable point – and in this situation, the suitable point would be before the goal was scored. So restart play with a retaken corner kick.

How do you re-start?

If there is an illegal number of players on the field, you are required to restart the game from a suitable point – and in this situation, the suitable point would be before the goal was scored. So restart play with a retaken corner kick.

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mucasame
30/05/2022
BR
62
points

I would validate the goal, because the match would already be back, and the ball would already be rolling


mucasame
30/05/2022 20:40
Brazil
Manchester City
62

I would validate the goal, because the match would already be back, and the ball would already be rolling

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hsn
02/05/2022
TR
4083
points

I think I would give goal. The game was continuing when it was scored. Away team has right to complain about disallowed goal. It's not their fault. Spare player must be punished not to play next three match.


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hsn
02/05/2022 13:54
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
4083

I think I would give goal. The game was continuing when it was scored. Away team has right to complain about disallowed goal. It's not their fault. Spare player must be punished not to play next three match.

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Gabriel Amaral
05/04/2021
BR
1512
points

This is awkward. Had this ever really happened?


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Gabriel Amaral
05/04/2021 17:59
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

This is awkward. Had this ever really happened?

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josegsalass
13/11/2019
VE
581
points

Great answers. It would have been nicer to have choice options to provide an answer to each question.


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josegsalass
13/11/2019 00:49
Venezuela
Liverpool
581

Great answers. It would have been nicer to have choice options to provide an answer to each question.

mucasame
30/05/2022
BR
62
points

are you luiz diaz from liverpool?


mucasame
30/05/2022 20:42
Brazil
Manchester City
62

are you luiz diaz from liverpool?

batric.janjic
24/06/2018
ME
117
points

Ok


batric.janjic
24/06/2018 23:03
Montenegro
Chelsea
117

Ok

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Khaldoun83
14/12/2017
DZ
325
points

My answers were correct.


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Khaldoun83
14/12/2017 14:09
Algeria
Liverpool
325

My answers were correct.

mgsein
10/12/2017
MM
41
points

Fair and right decision


mgsein
10/12/2017 13:28
Myanmar
Manchester United
41

Fair and right decision

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assemjuve
04/04/2016
PS
3705
points

That is right.


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assemjuve
04/04/2016 03:58
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

That is right.

nikosonris
16/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Fair enough!


nikosonris
16/11/2015 13:36
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Fair enough!

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