West Brom’s Sam Johnstone claims that Bruno Fernandes’ penalty approach shouldn’t be allowed below the present guidelines of the sport.
The United academy graduate saved a spot kick from the Manchester United man on Saturday, just for the referee to order it to be retaken after he was adjudged to have moved off his line.
Fernandes went on to attain the retake, which proved to be the successful aim of the sport.
And Johnstone made his emotions clear on Twitter concerning the Portuguese worldwide’s ‘hop, skip and leap’ penalty taking approach.
Replying to a Tweet saying ‘Transferring off the road early yesterday, noticed @samjohnstone50 denied an excellent penalty save… the keeper ought to be allowed to maneuver wherever within the six yard field,’ Johnstone mentioned ‘and a striker shouldn’t have the ability to hop skip and leap earlier than kicking it.’
And a striker shouldn’t have the ability to hop skip and leap earlier than kicking it 🤔🤔😤😤 https://t.co/M3EQWThQkz
Johnstone’s place was supported by pundit Ian Wright on BBC’s Match of the Day on Saturday (by way of The Mail).
‘You’ve obtained forwards leaping up, doing this, doing that form of stuff and the goalie can’t transfer his foot off,’ Wright mentioned.
‘They need to cease folks leaping and that, they need to should make a full… simply run on the ball and hit it. If they will transfer and the goalies can’t, that’s not truthful.’
Fernandes has scored 32 of 35 profession penalties, with the miss in opposition to West Brom not counting in opposition to him due to the retake. He did, nevertheless, miss his first for the Purple Devils in opposition to Newcastle final month.
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