Should Cooper Have Seen Red?

Last updated : 30 August 2021 By .

Everton were awarded a penalty by VAR after skipper Liam Cooper was punished for a foul on striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Dermott Gallagher speaking on 'Ref Watch' on Sky Sports said: Could he have seen red for this? Possibly. I think what's saved him is that the ref felt [Calvert-Lewin] was not in possession of the ball. But if Cooper had been sent off for denying a goalscoring opportunity, I do not think he could have had a lot of cause for complaint.

Patrick Bamford went down under Yerry Mina's challenge but no Leeds penalty was given.

Gallagher added: I do not think this is the same foul. I think the players are intertwined. Without doubt, Cooper wraps his arms around Calvert-Lewin but Bamford is going into Mina; I think they are both culpable.