By Dave Woods

7th Oct, 2019 | 1:31pm

Dermot Gallagher delivers verdict on Gaetano Berardi red card

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has said that Millwall should not have been awarded a penalty in the Championship clash with Leeds on Saturday. He also said that there was no way Gaetano Berardi should have been sent off. 

Berardi was given a straight red for the challenge on Tom Bradshaw and Millwall converted the penalty and ran out 2-1 winners at The Den.

Leeds are set to appeal the red card and Gallagher thinks that it should be successful.

Talking on Ref Watch (Sky Sports, Monday, 11.45am), Gallagher said, “I think it’s a tough tough call but I don’t think it’s a penalty.

“But even if it’s a penalty it’s not a red card as Kalvin Phillips would have cut him off. Certainly not a red card and I don’t think it’s a penalty.”

Sky pundit Stephen Warnock agreed with Gallagher and said he thought the decision was “incredible”. He said he would have been really unhappy if he’d been handed a red card for that.

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That’s pretty comprehensive and putting aside the question of whether it was a penalty or not, the red card will surely be rescinded.

That doesn’t do Leeds any good in terms of the result but it will mean that Berardi is available to play in the next Championship game against Birmingham.

Meanwhile, Leeds have dropped to fifth in the Championship, two points behind both West Brom and Nottingham Forest.

In other Leeds news, Jermaine Beckford makes big claim about Leeds and names one thing that will get season flying.