It’s not like Chelsea needed too much help from the referee in their match against Hull City, but Jonathan Moss was there to lend a hand, giving the home side a free kick after quite a pathetic leap and dive from Fernando Torres, leading to a free kick goal from Frank Lampard.
As impressive as Lampard’s free kick was, it should have been stopped by Alan McGregor, who simply reacted way too late while his wall parted like the Red sea did when Moses used his staff and the power of the biblical god to do the same.
And it shouldn’t have happened anyway. While the FA and the Television are so proud of the use of technology in order to clear up goalline arguments, the bigger problems remain missed offsides and referees not seeing clear fouls or dives by players, not getting enough help from their assistants as well.
Chelsea finished the match with a comfortable 2-0 win, giving Jose Mourinho a nice start as he returned to Stamford Bridge. Frank Lampard began the match with a missed penalty kick, but a very nice goal from Oscar and Lampard’s own free kick kept the three points in West London.