‘You could be sat on the moon’: Chelsea’s Gary Cahill furious at referee over Swansea goal

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill was left furious after the referee failed to award a foul in the build-up to Swansea's second goal in the 2-2 draw between the sides.
Gary Cahill, left, has said he was fouled in the build-up to Swansea City's second goal against Chelsea. Carl Recine / Reuters
Gary Cahill, left, has said he was fouled in the build-up to Swansea City's second goal against Chelsea. Carl Recine / Reuters

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill was left furious after the referee failed to award a foul in the build-up to Swansea City’s second goal in the 2-2 draw between the two sides at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

Chelsea seemed to be cruising to victory after Diego Costa’s first-half strike earned the visitors a well deserved lead at the interval.

However, two goals in three second half minutes turned the match in Swansea’s favour as first Gylfi Sigurdsson scored from the penalty spot before Leroy Fer dispossessed Cahill to give the hosts the lead.

Cahill, 30, clearly felt he had been fouled by Dutch midfielder Fer and protested with referee Andre Marriner, who dismissed his claims.

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Costa scored his second nine minutes from time to earn Chelsea a share of the points, but Cahill was left seething after the final whistle, and even paid a visit to Marriner after the match for an explanation.

“It’s a clear foul. Come on, seriously. You could be sat on the moon and see it is a clear foul,” the England defender said during a post-match interview with the BBC.

“It was clear as day and seeing it back has made me even more angry.

“I said to the referee, ‘there’s three of you that can see that’.

“There were two fouls on me and between the officials they have said that they couldn’t see it. For me that is incredible.”

“I took the touch away from him [Fer], he came through the back of me.

“It’s all fun and games for the fans — but it’s the players who suffer. That kills me and kills my team. We have dropped two points which is massive in this league.”

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Published: September 12, 2016 04:00 AM

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