flyboy10 wrote:So, Everton have once again been caught out by celebrating too hard and giving away a goal in what seemed to be extra added time, awarded at the end of the minimum 7 mins added to the regular 45 mins, because of over-lengthy celebrating which created another 1.5 minutes.
I understand that time which is eaten up by celebrations can be reclaimed by the referee (if, for example, there were originally 90 seconds left and they got wasted).
What I don't know - and I could only know if I had a recording of the live transmission of the game - is exactly how much time was left to play when Everton scored their third goal against Chelsea, how much of that got wasted by the celebrations and how much time was subsequently played beyond the minimum 7 mins that were originally scheduled to be added.
That is, How much of the 90 mins was left when they scored? How much got played after Chelsea restarted? Was time added on to the 7 minutes to make it nearly 9 minutes of play?
It's really frustrating that the amount of time left can't be displayed for everyone to see like in American football or basketball. If the clock needs to be stopped for injuries or goal celebrations, that's so easy to do and instead of adding time on to the end of a half, the game stops when the clock runs down to zero. 90 minutes will have ben played, because the clock won't run when it's not meant to. Stoppages which cause the clock to stop will literally do that. The clock will stop counting down and everyone will know how much time is left.
You can't add time on to a game of football and it should never look like that's what's happening.
I think more important in Everton conceding that late goal was that John Terry was offside, and the linesman either couldn't see it, or chose not to give it.