Murphy: Why Tammy Abraham’s first goal against Luton should not have stood

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BBC Sport pundit Danny Murphy believes Tammy Abraham’s opener against Luton should have been cancelled by the referee.

Despite the laws of the game saying the second ball must interfere with play, Murphy believes the goal should have been chalked off even though the balls were 15 yards apart.

Murphy claimed at half-time: “It’s an interference if you’re a player on the pitch watching the ball that’s on the pitch. I think they have every reason to be upset.

“If you’re a centre-half or central midfielder looking at the ball that’s on the pitch thinking ‘what are they going to do with it?’ while the other ball five or ten yards away is on the pitch being played behind your back players. I don’t think it should have stood.”

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