Rasmus Kristensen got away with Jack Grealish incident in Leeds United defeat v Manchester City - Ally McCoist
Rasmus Kristensen got away with it, according to Ally McCoist, when the Leeds United right-back fouled Jack Grealish in the second half of his side’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City at Elland Road on Wednesday night.
Grealish, 27, spent most of the night either skying chances or rolling around on the deck.
And one of those moments he was left on the floor was when Kristensen, 25, steamrolled him down in the 48th minute.
In his instant reaction to the incident, McCoist suggested it was a yellow-card offence by Kristensen, who went into the game one yellow card away from a one-match ban.
“The ball gets played to him and Grealish gets there first,” said McCoist on Amazon’s live coverage of the game on Wednesday night (09:07pm).
“He takes him with his right foot. I would suggest that might be a yellow card.”
When the footage showed referee Stuart Attwell giving Kristensen a talking to, McCoist added: “It looks like he’s getting away with it.”
We’ll admit that in this incident, Kristensen should’ve been booked because Grealish was actually fouled.
It’s so hard to tell with the former Aston Villa man because he throws himself to the ground at almost every opportunity available.
He also needs to grow up and wear adult-size shin pads because he just makes himself a target with the ridiculous baby-sized ones he wears.
How is that even allowed?
Anyway, Kristensen went in strong and completely missed the ball when he challenged Grealish.
It’s no wonder the England international was left in a heap but on the whole, Leeds should be disappointed with how they tried to contain him on Wednesday.
Grealish would have had a hat trick if he could hit a barn door with a banjo and assisted both of Erling Haaland’s second-half goals.
More should’ve been done to keep him quiet.
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