Huddersfield retained top spot in the Championship following a one-nil win at Leeds, however our Yorkshire rivals feel Manchester City loanee Aaron Mooy shouldn’t have been on the field to win it!
Garry Monk branded a challenge on Liam Bridcutt, which clearly upset the Leeds bench, ‘horrendous’ and feels the Australian international should have been sent off with the BBC quoting the Leeds boss as saying.
‘Two-footed, off the ground, totally out of control. I don’t want to talk about referees. But if you see that and you can’t tell me that’s a sending off, I don’t know what is. It was a horrendous tackle that he made.’
Mooy collected a yellow card with the midfielder going on to score a 25-yard winner in the west Yorkshire derby at Elland Road.
Huddersfield head coach David Wagner admitted the challenge was punishable with a red card….
If the match was played in the German Bundesliga!
But Wagner disagreed with Monk though that such a challenge was worthy of a red card in the English game, even if he added it would have seen Mooy take an early bath in Germany, as he feels his time in England has shown him that wasn’t worthy of anything other than a yellow.
‘In England no red card. Germany, red card. But we are not in Germany, we are in England. This is what I’ve learned. This was a pretty hard, British challenge. It came too late, but I didn’t think for one second it would be a red card because I’ve been 10 months now in British football and I know, this was not okay, he was too late. Yellow.’
When these go ‘for you’ you’ll be happier but right or wrong facts of the matter are this has been and gone and on this occasion Town benefited. Next time we (probably) wouldn’t with it swings and roundabouts really!
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