Tim Sherwood: Leeds should have been awarded penalty v Brighton
Tim Sherwood insists Leeds United should have been awarded a penalty after Leandro Trossard brought Raphinha down during their clash.
The Brighton forward was on the ground and appeared to impede the Brazilian during the first half in Saturday’s goalless draw between both sides, but the officials waved away the visitors’ appeal for a penalty.
Sherwood disagreed with the call, though, claiming Trossard successfully deceived the referee with the manner of his foul.
“For me, that was a penalty.”
VAR briefly checked the replay but nothing was given in the end as play was allowed to go on.
From Sherwood’s point of view, it was a penalty, but his co-pundit for the clash Steve Sidwell did not agree.
It was not a clear call, and giving it would have generated a lot of controversies.
Another ref might have given it, but VAR would most likely have stepped in and asked him to watch the replays on the pitch-side monitor before making a final call.
Leeds players did not complain about it, and Raphinha did not go to meet the ref afterwards.
It would have been harsh on Brighton, but the Whites would not have minded.
Their search for a third Premier League win of the season continues, and they will hope to pick it up when they host Crystal Palace on Tuesday.
Leeds would find themselves in the relegation zone if Burnley manage to get a win at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, and Marcelo Bielsa needs to find a way to get his side firing on all cylinders this term after constant struggles in front of goal.
In other Leeds United news, a major update on Whites January bid to sign attacker has been provided, with pen-to-paper imminent.