Fans were left furious on social media last night after Watford’s Craig Dawson got booked for a perfectly good tackle on Chelsea’s Emerson.
Hundreds of users expressed their anger at the bizarre moment which came on the 81st minute when Frank Lampard’s side kept pushing to extend their 2-1 lead. Watch the clip for yourself below…
Craig Dawson of Watford booked for a perfect tackle. Not even a foul! ? pic.twitter.com/V9ttKtpHe2
— Mark Carter (@markcarter1986) November 2, 2019
The clip has gone on to be viewed overs 137,000 times, and of course with the millions that tuned into the game on Sky Sports.
In horrid conditions, Tammy Abraham broke the deadlock after 5 minutes, scoring his 10th goal for Chelsea this season.
Ben Foster made two cracking saves to prevent the Blues’ Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount before the break.
However, on the 55th minute, Pulisic followed up his hat-trick against Burnley last Saturday with another goal from Abraham’s low cross to make it 2-1.
Watford were handed a penalty with thanks to VAR with 10 minutes remaining, Gerard Deulofeu put the ball in the back of the net for his first of the season.
The Hornets continued to fight back hard and get an equaliser, and very nearly did when Foster came up for a free-kick and forced an acrobatic save from Kepa.
The victory meant Chelsea recorded a fifth successive away win in the league, and a club-record equalling seventh away victory in all competitions. They sit 3rd in the Premier League table, two points behind Man City in second and eight from leaders Liverpool.
After watching the footage of Craig Dawson getting booked for his perfectly good tackle, fans took to slam the refereeing and the league for a ludicrous decision – see what they had to say on the next page.