‘Stay on your feet!’: Rio Ferdinand blasts Gabriel Magalhaes for gifting Tottenham Hotspur a penalty

By Sportarsh Team
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Rio Ferdinand has lashed out at Arsenal defender Magalhaes for giving Tottenham Hotspur a penalty on Saturday.

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Tottenham Hotspur were awarded a penalty after Gabriel’s diving tackle on Richalison, which Kane converted to cancel out Thomas Partey’s screamer.

However, thanks to goals from Jesus and Granit Xhaka, the Gunners went on to win. Arsenal put on a dominant performance that earned them the victory.

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Rio Ferdinand, on the other hand, felt Gabriel Magalhaes didn’t need to tackle Richalison in the box because he wasn’t going to pose a threat with his weaker foot.

On BT Sport, he stated:

‘If you are Mikel Arteta you are saying to Gabriel – stay on your feet. There is no need to dive in in that situation, he is on his weaker foot. You would be very frustrated.”

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