JOHN Carver says he didn’t need his 20-20 vision to know Ahmed Elmohamady’s had directed the ball into the net with his hand.
Elmohamady’s effort in Newcastle United’s 3-0 win over Hull City was chalked off by referee Phil Dowd, who booked the ex-Sunderland player.
The 27-year-old – who had celebrated wildy after the ball hit the back of the net – protested to Dowd after it was disallowed.
Newcastle head coach Carver said: “I thought he almost caught it! It was blatantly obvious from where I was that it was a handball.
“I said straightaway it was a handball – and my eyes are fanatastic. I’ve got 20-20 vision!”
Hull manager Steve Bruce said: “I’m not sure it’s cheating. He knows he can’t head it because it’s too high for him.”