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Sam Allardyce says even Liverpool and Man United are guilty of time-wasting

Leeds boss Sam Allardyce says Jurgen Klopp and Erik ten Hag also indulge in time-wasting tactics.

Speaking in a press conference ahead of the Newcastle game, Big Sam defended critics of The Magpies this season. After the Arsenal vs Newcastle game last weekend, the media have criticized Eddie Howe and his team for their late game tactics.

Klopp, Ten Hag and Mikel Arteta recently raised concerns on time wasting. However, Allardyce has stuck up for his old club:

“Who doesn’t do it? Who complained?”

“Well, he [Klopp] wastes time. He [Ten Hag] wastes time as well.”

Allardyce continued: “They all time waste in the last five minutes if they are winning 2-1. Don’t be daft.

“Rubbish that is. We’ve been talking about ball in play, rather than time-wasting, and whether ball in play can be improved, but the game is ferocious and quick enough as it is.

“Fatigue and injuries and resources are strained more than ever before. So if you try speed the game up even more you are going to get more and more crippling injuries than you have ever got because it has never been quicker than it is now. With it being more quick then recovery time is of the essence.

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