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​Ex-Prem ref Gallagher: Spurs defender Davies should've seen red for Kompany challenge

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher believes that Tottenham defender Ben Davies was very lucky to not see red because of a nasty challenge.

The Spurs defender committed a very serious foul on Manchester City's Vincent Kompany during the clash between both sides on Saturday.

However, Davies only received a yellow for the incident. Gallagher said the following on the incident to Sky Sports: "It's a red card - a nasty challenge.

"You can understand why Kompany is upset and it didn't get picked up for the severity of the challenge.

"The ruling is: you can't re-referee football matches. If the referee didn't see something you can proceed with retrospective action but if he sees it - even if he gets it wrong - you can't re-referee the incident."

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