Getting back to Sunday's action in the prem, I first humbly submit an Ashley Young rant:
Ashley Young is the most useless and cowardly POS in the league. He is like Busquets, minus the ability. That he forced Clattenburg to send off Ivanovich rather than going through on goal reveals all you need to know about his attitude as an attacker and as a player. There was only the slightest amount of contact between him and Ivanovich, and IMO, he looked for the foul rather than going through on goal. If it were for a penalty, I probably could have understood him going to ground as he did, but he sacrificed a one v one with the keeper just for a 20 yard free kick and to get another professional sent off. He was beyond useless in the Euros (I seriously would have taken an aging Beckham over him), and he's crap, as well as a shameless diver, for utd.
OK, now my $0.02 on the officiating in the Liverpool and Chelsea games.
Offside calls are tough. Human eyes are incapable of 100% accuracy on offsides, and depending on the position of the ball relative to the position of the back line, it can require more than a small amount of personal judgment on the part of the AR. IMO these calls will even out over the course of the season, and there really isn't much than can be done without implementing technology.
The only really bad call though was the decision to give the second yellow to Torres. As a ref, you can't call what you don't see (with the possible exception of offsides, which necessitates the AR use his judgment), and there is no way that Clattenburg conclusively saw a dive. That was not a 50/50 call. If there was any doubt - as there had to have been, you can't give that second yellow.
That is also involved another disgraceful utd player - Johnny "De Jong" Evans, should have also been taken into account.
Evans should have received the yellow.