Offside controversy ref Craig Pawson in charge for Newcastle’s trip to Manchester United

Newcastle United's Aleksandar Mitrovic (right) is shown a yellow card by referee Mike Jones during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 15, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Swansea. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Newcastle United's Aleksandar Mitrovic (right) is shown a yellow card by referee Mike Jones during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 15, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Swansea. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
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Craig Pawson will referee Newcastle’s trip to Manchester United after coming under fire for allowing Christian Benteke’s ‘offside’ goal for Liverpool this week.

The 36-year-old was criticised for allowing the goal to stand in the 1-0 win against Bournemouth despite Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho appearing to contravene new rulings.

The new law states that a player is in an offside position if he attempts to ‘make an obvious action which clearly impacts on the ability of an opponent to play the ball’ which Coutinho appeared to do.

Saturday’s clash with Manchester, will be Pawson’s second Newcastle game of the season. He was in charge for the Magpies’ season opener against Southampton and booked six players, including Newcastle’s Jack Colback and Aleksandar Mitrovic.