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Gary Lineker described North Macedonia’s penalty against England on Monday that was awarded against Rico Lewis as the ‘most ridiculous penalty decision.’
Lewis – making his senior Three Lions debut – starred for Gareth Southgate’s side but was deemed to have been at fault by VAR and match referee Filip Glova who pointed to the spot after watching the replays.
The incident occurred in the 38th-minute when Lewis attempted to win an aerial duel and deftly caught Bojan Miovski with a trailing arm as he jumped.
Miovski made the most of the incident as he rolled around on the poorly conditioned pitch and a VAR check decided a spot-kick should be awarded after initially being waved away by the onfield official.
Lineker slammed the penalty decision that ended up having barely any significance as England topped their qualifying group, posting online: ‘It’s not important in the slightest, but that’s the most ridiculous penalty decision.’
Rico Lewis was controversially penalised for giving away a penalty against North Macedonia
Gary Lineker described the spot-kick against Lewis as the ‘most ridiculous penalty decision’
More to follow.
Source: Daily Mail Online