Blackburn players were incensed after Mark Clattenburg called a penalty in the last minutes of Rovers visit to Fulham. The official pointed to the spot after Grant Hanley road his mark to the ground while playing a corner. Clattenburg's whistle was immediate and decisive, giving Fulham a spot kick that Bobby Zamora converted into the go-ahead goal.
Blackburn's objections have less to do with the rules than the call. By the rules, Hanley clearly obstructed the Fulham player, but it's a call that's rarely made, let alone in the 89th minute of the match. Hanley reacted in disbelief. Christopher Samba was anger. Jermaine Jones tried to admonish the veteran official.
Bobby Zamora, recently returned from injury, blasted his shot over Paul Robinson, giving Fulham a 3-2 lead, giving the Cottagers in lead in a match that seemed destined to be drawn.