Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 1/13/14
Dietmar Hamann says Newcastle 's Cheick Tiote had a perfectly good goal ruled out against Manchester City . The Magpies trailed to Edin Dzeko's eighth-minute strike when midfielder Tiote unleashed a rasping shot past City goalkeeper Joe Hart only for the effort to be disallowed, with Newcastle going on to lose 2-0 . Replays showed that Yoan Gouffran was one of three Newcastle players standing offside as the ball flashed in and after consulting his linesman, referee Mike Jones ruled out the 'goal'. Former Newcastle and Manchester City midfielder Hamann was at a loss to explain the decision. "I don't see any reason why the goal shouldn't have been given because clearly the referee is in a better position than the linesman," he said. "He must know that no-one is in Joe Hart's line of vision. "I don't know why the referee did ask the linesman to clarify the decision. Gouffran is in an off-side position but he's not in Hart's line of vision. "People talk a lot about referee's takin...
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