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Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace at Amex Stadium on January 8, 2018 in...

Roy Hodgson changes tune on Brighton winner after ‘spiteful’ outburst at referee

Roy Hodgson admitted he had directed “spiteful” words at the referee, Andre Marriner, after watching the Brighton striker Glenn Murray put his Crystal Palace team out of the FA Cup with a potentially controversial late winner for 2-1. But Hodgson changed his tune entirely after being assured that Murray had not used his hand to ease the ball over the line. The assurances came via the Video Assistant Referee, which had been used for the first time in an English club match.