By Mark Smith

14th Mar, 2022 | 4:10pm

Richard Keys: Norwich penalty should have stood v Leeds United

Richard Keys has insisted that Norwich should have seen their penalty stand in the Premier League clash with Leeds United on Sunday.

The controversial pundit was incensed after VAR overturned a penalty in the second half as the Whites won 2-1.

Milot Rashica stood on Luke Ayling and Stuart Attwell pointed to the spot before Mike Dean and VAR took him to the screen.

Writing on his own website and blog today (14 March), Keys once again shared yet another bizarre view.

“Will Mike Riley be calling him this week? Will he call Dean Smith? Don’t hold your breath,” he wrote.

“There’s no way Mike Dean should’ve overruled Stuart Attwell at Elland Road. Clear and obvious error? I hate the phrase – but absolutely not. It was a pen. 

“VAR made the calls – not the refs. It’s always VAR that makes the big decisions. I keep telling you this. Riley has instructed everybody that VAR decides. Refs know this when they’re ‘called’ to the monitor. It’s wrong.”


Here he goes again, Keys simply cannot help himself.

We would much rather listen to former Premier League official, Keith Hackett than Keys, with him admitting that it was the right call to overturn the decision.

Rashica clearly stamped on Ayling, who had just laid down to block a shot that never came – something he may think twice about in the future.

Dean is one of the most experienced officials the Premier League has ever seen, and after numerous looks at the incident, he recommended another look.

Stuart Attwell lost all control of the game early on and was shocking throughout for both sides, so Keys can have a day off.

The clear and obvious phrase is awful, that is one thing we do agree on and something needs to be looked at with that, sooner rather than later.

In other Leeds United news, Andrea Radrizzani has broken his silence on Twitter sharing when he will leave the club