As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Souness: Football is DOOMED if Maddison Leicester pen becomes common

Liverpool great Graeme Souness slammed the state of football after a penalty awarded for Leicester City in their rout of Newcastle United.

Leicester romped to a 4-0 win against Newcastle on Sunday but the game was a tight battle until James Maddison went down easily in the penalty area and won a spot-kick.

It was the seventh penalty in the Premier League weekend, the most in one matchday since September 2003, and pundit Souness was angered at the soft nature of the decision.

"If we're giving penalties for that we're doomed," he said.

"Maddison actually kicks himself. He gets himself in the air and runs into (Newcastle defender Jamaal) Lascelles."


Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free