Man Utd icon Gary Neville likes Ivan Toney tweet slating disallowed goal vs Arsenal despite controversial late leveller
GARY NEVILLE has “liked” Ivan Toney’s tweet slamming Brentford’s disallowed goal against Arsenal yesterday.
The Gunners fumed at refree Peter Bankes after the match, furious that the Bees’ equaliser was allowed to stand.
Replays did show that at least one Brentford star had been offside in the build-up to Toney’s leveller.
But Thomas Franck’s side had already been the victims of a questionable call themselves.
With just 11 minutes on the clock, Bryan Mbeumo thought he’d put the visitors 1-0 up when he converted beyond Aaron Ramsdale.
The goal was harshly chalked off, however, with Mbeumo deemed to have fouled Gabriel in the build-up.
Replays later showed that the Brazilian had in fact slipped.
After the match, Toney quote-tweeted a clip of the incident – posting a gif of a man scratching their head with confusion.
Neville, 47, was clearly amused by Toney’s observation – liking the tweet from his own account.
Arsenal’s 1-1 draw could see Manchester City move to within three points of them with a win over Aston Villa later today.
The title rivals then meet at the Emirates on Wednesday night.
Neville previously maintained that he felt Man City would catch Arsenal to win the Premier League.
But after their 1-0 defeat at Tottenham last weekend, he changed his mind.
Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, the pundit said on The Overlap: “I think they [Arsenal] played quite well [against Everton], I didn’t think it was a bad one – obviously it’s a bad result for them.
“Do you know something, we were at the City game on Sunday and when the team came through I thought for the first time that Arsenal could win the league.
“And that’s not looking smart after the event because City had lost, but I just thought he [Guardiola] is messing around, he’s tinkering far too much.
“I don’t know why Kevin De Bruyne I sn’t playing, I don’t know why IIkay Gundogan is not playing, I don’t know why Ruben Dias is not back in the centre of that defence with Aymeric Laporte to make them solid.
“I saw the team and I thought, from the point of view of my prediction – which is that City will catch Arsenal – I was less sure on Sunday than I’ve ever been.
“I was pretty certain two weeks ago, I was actually certain on Saturday afternoon, I thought, ‘Right, City will do it proper tomorrow, this will be a proper champion’s performance, he [Pep] won’t mess around’, but if he carries on doing what he’s doing…”