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South China cry foul after stalemate

Kitchee's Lam Ka-wai tries to keep Lee Wai-lim of South China at bay during their FA Cup semi-final last night. Photo: Edward Wong

South China coach Liu Chun-fai queried the decision not to award his side a penalty which might have changed the outcome of the FA Cup semi-final, first leg as the league leaders were held by rivals Kitchee to a 1-1 draw at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground last night.

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 4:12am

Big decisions favour Real, Pique insists

Gerard Pique. Photo: AP

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique claimed Real Madrid tend to get the big decisions from referees after his side were denied a last-minute penalty in their 2-1 defeat by their rivals.

4 Mar 2013 - 3:12am

Alex Ferguson looks for penalty fix after Wayne Rooney misfire

Wayne Rooney sends his penalty spotkick high over the bar during United's third-round FA Cup 1-0 victory over West Ham at Old Trafford. Photo: Reuters

Alex Ferguson called on his Manchester United side to improve their penalty-taking after Wayne Rooney missed their fifth spot-kick of the season.

United, who have won the Cup a record 11 times, did advance in this term's FA Cup with a 1-0 third-round replay against West Ham at Old Trafford thanks to Rooney's early first-half goal.

18 Jan 2013 - 4:27am

Rational ref: diving an art or cheating

Liverpool's Luis Suarez has a reputation for going to ground easily. Photo: AP

To dive or not to dive, that is the question professional players have to ponder, particularly when prowling the penalty area. Diving, which match officials call simulation, is pretending to be fouled in an attempt to deceive the referee to gain a favourable decision. Some consider this to be cheating, while others believe it to be a useful skill.

17 Nov 2012 - 12:22pm

Last-gasp try earns Tigers a draw

In the true spirit of the season, DeA Tigers and Synovate HKCC shared the spoils, drawing 17-17 at King's Park, as the First Division entered a three-week Christmas break yesterday.

A last-gasp try by Tigers fullback Peter Clough, who finished off a superb run by winger Kwok Kwong-wan, enabled the hosts to tie a game which only came alive late in the second half.

14 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Whitney pops up just in time to give HKCC cause to celebrate

It was billed as the crowning glory for the G4S First Division title with champions elect Synovate Hong Kong Cricket Club just having to show up at King's Park last night, do the business on the paddock and everyone could crack open the champagne.

24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

South China boss cries foul as referee bungles penalty decisions

While the mainland teeters on the brink of a fresh 'black whistle' scandal, Hong Kong football has a crisis of its own as South China's team manager claimed officiating like the farcical decisions made by referee Chiu Sin-chuen during his side's 5-1 loss to Happy Valley at Mongkok Stadium yesterday have the potential to be just as damaging to the future of the sport.

22 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Solomon breach fails to stop Valley's march to Grand Final

DeA fullback Mark Solomon became the first player to cross Asahi Valley's goalline this season. But it was small consolation, for that solitary try was not enough to stop the defending League champions from booking their berth in Saturday's Grand Final against AMI Aberdeen yesterday.

3 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Penalty try lets HK out of jail

A penalty try in injury-time gave Hong Kong a face-saving draw against Singapore in the 'A' international at Happy Valley last night.

7 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

'Keeper Cheng saves day for Rangers

Young goalkeeper Cheng Ka-leung was the hero in Rangers' 5-4 victory on penalties over Happy Valley in yesterday's Viceroy Cup first-round match at Mongkok Stadium.

14 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Referee 'not smart enough', says HK's FIFA instructor

An experienced FIFA referee instructor has criticised the Malaysian referee at Sunday's Asian Club Championship final for being 'not smart enough' to make the right decision over a controversial penalty kick which led to a 6-5 victory for South Korea's Pohang Steelers over Dalian Wanda of China.

7 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Classy Instant tame Caroliners

A refereeing performance of quite staggering ineptitude failed to prevent Instant Dict from inflicting a deserved 3-1 win over rivals South China in their Ericsson League clash yesterday.

9 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Scots hold on for win

ARWEL Thomas missed a conversion kick in the final minute as Scotland hung on to a 16-14 victory yesterday to stay on course for a Five Nations rugby union Grand Slam.

After the two teams had swapped tries, one for Scotland by fly-half Gregor Townsend and one for Wales by winger Wayne Proctor, Thomas had the chance to tie the game.

18 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Pakistan roll fancied Club

PAKISTAN Association stunned favourites Hong Kong Football Club with two second-half goals in the final of the Guru Nanak Cup one-day tournament at Happy Valley yesterday.

The top teams confirmed the seedings in the preliminary round, but three-time defending champions Shaheen and Kowloon Cricket Club A met their match in the quarter-finals.

20 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Police beat a lost ball, a helicopter, and Forces

POLICE overcame chilly weather, a lost ball, a delay caused by a landing helicopter and determined opposition to beat British Forces 13-8 in a Hong Kong First Division match at King's Park yesterday.

19 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

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