Premier League - Wenger fury at extra stoppage time

Sun, 17 Apr 18:42:00 2011

Arsene Wenger has said there should not have been time for Liverpool to snatch an amazing 1-1 draw at Arsenal.

Did Marriner allow too

The fourth official signalled eight minutes of stoppage time, in which Robin van Persie scored a penalty for the Gunners.

But referee Andre Marriner allowed enough addition time for Liverpool to win a sopt-kick of their own, despatched by Dirk Kuyt in the 102nd minute.

"It was a game where Liverpool defended a lot. I feel hard done by in the end because the time was over by three minutes.

"But you have to take it and you continue to fight. Extra time was eight minutes."

Wenger also suggested the Liverpool penalty, awarded for a push on Lucas Leiva by Emmanuel Eboue, should not have been given.

He said: "Lucas played in an intelligent way. He stopped his run and the referee saw penalty, but what can you do about it?"

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish said he was delighted with his team's resilience.

"I think what we did at the end epitomised the performance," Dalglish told Sky Sports.

"We lost two players (Jamie Carragher and Andy Carroll), we had two teenagers at right and left-back, playing against a side looking to win the league.

"We remained committed to getting something out of the game and we had to play on."

Dalglish and Wenger exchanged angry words on the touchline after Kuyt's goal, but the Scot added: "I'd rather not repeat what was said.

"I don't know why a conversation between two managers on the bench is relevant after a game like that. It's not worth the time of day."

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