Dermot Gallagher, who used to work as a referee in the Premier League, says that he would have been “very surprised” if Leeds United had been given a penalty against Southampton. Jan Bednarek pushed Patrick Bamford down inside the Saints’ box during the second half at Elland Road. Read out complete details about Ex-referee gives ‘very surprised’ decision on Leeds United penalty appeal vs Southampton down below.
Ex-referee gives ‘very surprised’ decision on Leeds United penalty appeal vs Southampton
Leeds asked for a penalty, but referee Peter Bankes didn’t give them one. Gallagher thinks that both the on-field officials and the VAR officials made the right decision.
There is physical contact, but who touches who? I don’t think the referee would have pointed to the spot for this, “Gallagher said that. Junior Firpo scored his second goal of the season in all competitions when his low shot went under Southampton goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu in the 74th minute. This was Javi Gracia’s first game as Leeds manager.
The Whites also kept a clean sheet, which was only their fifth of the Premier League season. They moved out of the relegation zone after ending a terrible streak of 10 league games without a win.