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GIF: Referee Disallows Jozy Altidore Sunderland Goal, Di Canio Not Happy

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Jozy Altidore of Sunderland looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Fulham at the Stadium of Light on August 17, 2013 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterSeptember 14, 2013

Jozy Altidore was at the centre of a controversial incident during Sunderland's 3-1 defeat at home to Arsenal.

The American muscled his way into the area to score and make it 2-2—only for the referee to chalk the goal off.  

It was remarkable because, while Bacary Sagna fouled him in the build-up, there was clearly an advantage to be played:

Shocking decision by the ref at Sunderland. a) Not to allow advantage for Altidore goal. b) No red card. Needs to be seen to be believed.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 14, 2013

And if neutral Lineker was shocked, imagine how pleased Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio will be.

He was sent to the stands after arguing with officials over the call.

Have a look at the incident and judge for yourselves.

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