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10 months agoEx-ref Clattenburg: Man City defender Kompany lucky not to see red

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-ref Clattenburg: Man City defender Kompany lucky not to see redby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg says Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was lucky not to be sent off in victory over Liverpool.Writing for the Daily Mail, Clattenburg opined: “Vincent Kompany was lucky not to be sent off for his challenge on Liverpool’s Mo Salah.”In defence of referee Anthony Taylor, he does not have the luxury of slowing the action down and reviewing the incident — and in moments such as this, that is sometimes what you need to be 100 per cent sure, because everything happens so quickly.”On watching the replay, it is easy to make a case for a red card, because it is clear Kompany lunges with a straight leg and his studs showing.”The Belgian knew he had to make that type of tackle because Salah would have been away and one-on-one with the goalkeeper. A referee should consider all such factors.”Salah, meanwhile, is very lucky his foot was not planted in the turf, because that challenge could have caused him serious injury.” last_img

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