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Former referee shares honest take on Kieran Trippier’s controversial red card decision overturn vs Man City

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Newcastle United defender Kieran Trippier was shown a red card during a six-goal thriller against Manchester City on Sunday. His challenge on City midfield maestro Kevin de Bruyne was not taken lightly by the referee Jarred Gillett as he showed a straight red card. However, the red card decision was overturned and former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher believes it was the ‘right decision.’

Kieran Trippier red card decision was overturned

Australian referee Jarred Gillett had the red card out of his pocket when Kieran Trippier lunged into a rash tackle on de Bruyne in the final 15 minutes of the game. However, after reviewing the incident on the pitchside monitor, Gillett reversed his decision by swapping the red in favour for a yellow card. 

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Talking on Sky Sports weekly Ref Watch show, Gallagher said: “I can understand why the referee has given a red card. He’s got the ‘staring down the barrel of a gun’ view, he thinks he has kicked him across the knee.

“I think Peter Bankes was excellent, he looked at it and asked Jarred Gillett what he’d seen. He came back to him and said, ‘I’d describe it as a cynical tackle, but not serious foul play.

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“He said, ‘he hasn’t caught him with the studs across the knee, I’d advise you to go to the monitor and have a look’. He went and had a look and, to his credit, he agreed and the right decision was made.”

Newcastle and Man City had some great footballing moments on the display at the iconic St. James Park on Sunday. The two sides served up a six-goal thriller on Sunday. Ilkay Gundogan gave the reigning Premier League champions an early lead, before goals from Miguel Almiron and Callum Wilson fired Newcastle into the lead before the break.

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Trippier scored a sensational free-kick similar in a fun free kick game to give Newcastle a two-goal advantage until Erling Haaland and Bernardo Silva scored twice in quick succession that helped City salvage a point.

 

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Abhishek Singh
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Abhishek is a veteran journalist who covers the sport of MMA, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Arm-wrestling, Boxing and Pop Culture. His passion for Combat Sports began when he first saw the highlights of boxing legends like Manny Pacquiao, Arturo Gatti, Miguel Cotto etc.
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