Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has given his verdict on Casemiro’s red card in the scoreless draw between Manchester United and Southampton.
VAR intervened to assist Anthony Taylor, who frustrated United fans throughout the day with his lack of consistency, after giving Casemiro a straight red card.
Casemiro now faces a four-match suspension after picking up his second straight red card in the Premier League this season. It’s a disappointing feat for a player who never picked up a straight red card during his long spell at Real Madrid.
Former referee Gallagher told Sky Sports News Ref Watch that he supported the decision to send off Casemiro.
He said: “I think definitely. He lunges in, skims the top of the ball and catches his opponent hard on his shin.
“I think he’s lost control of his body. He’s reaching for the ball, he’s mistimed it. The result is a bad tackle.”
Dermot Gallagher says Casemiro's red card was the CORRECT decision by the referee ✅ pic.twitter.com/O53yK2GXnQ
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Gallagher added that there was no argument to say Casemiro won the ball with his initial contact, which beggars belief given what we hear most other weeks.
“I don’t think he did win the ball,” he continued. “He got a touch on the top of the ball.”
Just more inconsistency from referees. Gallagher must be mates with Taylor.
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The important fact of his analysis is when he says”I THINK THAT HE LOST CONTROL OF HIS BODY”.
If You think it means you’re not sure,You don’t give a red card if you’re not SURE.
The tackle from Walker-Peters on Carnacho,Though it was deemed a good tackle his momentum injured the United player and could have easily broken his leg.
You will never win, I have never seen two referees
disagree regards a poor refereeing decision against Manchester United.