CHELSEA star Callum Hudson-Odoi has been withdrawn with injury against Manchester United.
The 20-year-old started at right wing-back for the crunch top-four clash.
But he failed to re-emerge for the second-half with the rest of his team-mates.
As Reece James replaced him, pundits including Gary Neville speculated that he’d been hooked again, as he was recently at Southampton.
That proved to be false, however, when Hudson-Odoi returned to the bench in discomfort, with strapping and ice on his knee.
England international Hudson-Odoi had been involved in the first half’s most controversial incident.
Man United were convinced that they should have had a penalty in the 15th minute, after the ball appeared to strike Chelsea’s No20’s hand in the box.
Play initially continued, before referee Stuart Attwell was instructed to go over to the monitor to give it another look.
On co-commentary duty, Neville was convinced that a spot-kick would be given.
While Hudson-Odoi and Cesar Azpiliecueta could both be seen berating Attwell as he consulted the replays.
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Neville and United were left gobsmacked, however, when Attwell opted not to give a penalty after all.
The handball incident caused a stir on social media, with the vast majority convinced United should have been awarded a penalty.
Gary Lineker tweeted: “I hate the current handball law but under the present guidelines that’s a penalty.”
He added: “No different really to the Ndidi handball penalty in the earlier game (Leicester vs Arsenal).
“Completely inadvertent but the arm/hand is raised when contact occurs.”
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