Monday, May 17, 2021

Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard sent off for tackle on Leicester’s Jamie Vardy (Video)

The officiating in the Premier League came under the spotlight once more on Friday as Southampton and Leicester City shared the spoils with a goal apiece. Referee Robert Jones showed a straight red card to Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard for a tackle on Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy in the 10th minute.

There was certainly contact and Vardy would have been through had he not been stopped, but Vestergaard clearly played the ball first and unavoidably caught Vardy on the follow-up. Should VAR have overturned the decision? Many believe so.

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Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.

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