Chelsea captain Gary Cahill helped compatriot and rival Jesse Lingard in the penalty area just before Manchester United goal today and was blasted on social media.
“I don’t see how it could have cost me because it was nowhere near the goal, – Cahill told Sky Sports speaking after the game – My instinct on that situation was I was nervous 50/50 whether it was a penalty or not”.
“He come across and I grabbed hold of him. It was instinct to pick him up. Sometimes you have that”.
Then Cahill added: “In hindsight it probably looks silly now. But I had the instinct the sooner I get him up on his feet the sooner he tries to stop the referee thinking otherwise. That was the situation there”.
“Like I say, in hindsight it probably looks silly now but if that’s all there is to pick up on from all the incidents in the game then it was irrelevant in the goal”.