Technically, the official had no choice but to wipe out Liam Cooper’s header after Alex Mowatt’s free-kick because Fernando Forestieri had still not left the field of play to be substituted with the referee’s back turned though Taylor did turn around to have a look.
Rules state a substitution has not taken place until the outgoing departure has left the field of play.
But the point is that Taylor blew his whistle for United to take the free-kick which should not have been allowed to have been taken in the first place until Forestieri had left the field of play.
Even worse, the official then awarded the goal before changing his mind after Wednesday’s protests.
Steve Evans had some strong words to say about Taylor in his post-match press conference and it’s no surprise.
Yes, Leeds were 2-0 down at the time but there were still around 15 minutes left and who’s to say the Whites couldn’t have salvaged at least a point?