Sky Sports pundits are amazed at how Leeds United were not awarded a penalty on Friday night after watching footage of the incident.
The game started with Leeds taking an early lead through Crysencio Summerville. The Dutch forward applied a lovely finish after a brilliant piece of play with Georginio Rutter. Hakeem Odofin equalized just before half time as the teams went in level at the break.
In the second half, Lee Peltier came flying in with his studs off the ground as he clattered Dan James in the box; the referee waved play on.
After the game, the incident has caused a stir online with many slamming the decision. Sky Sports’ Sue Smith had a say on the controversy:
“You look at the second half. Should they have had a penalty? Yes, they probably should have.”
Michael Dawson also said the penalty should have been given in favour of Leeds United:
“[Rotherham] were fortunate here for Peltier to not give a penalty away on Dan James.”
“That wasn’t the right outcome because we don’t have VAR in the Championship. Had they, it would have been a penalty and a red card for Peltier and Leeds were unfortunate for that decision.”
The result on Friday left Leeds boss Daniel Farke disappointed with the refereeing display on the night:
“..My view was clear, Morrison was 30cm from the ground on James. Fluent attack. Championship, no VAR and it’s always the same. Away game. At home you probably get this all day. Nobody shouting for this away from home. Have to accept it at this level.”
The Whites host Swansea City next week as they hope to close the gap on league leaders Leicester City.