‘Very Straightforward’: PGMOL head Howard Webb admits Kovacic was lucky not to have seen red after horrific tackles against Arsenal

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Howard Webb, PGMOL head has claimed that Manchester City’s Kovacic was extremely lucky not to have been shown a red card for his tackles against Arsenal.

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The PGMOL head made this known Match Officials: Mic’d Up on Sky Sports.

Howard Webb, via Talksport:

“This is clearly a poor tackle and I’m confident if a red card had been given by Michael Oliver it would’ve been a very straightforward check complete.”

“But he doesn’t, he issues a yellow card. I think there’s a few differences [from the Gusto red], the player Kovacic comes into the tackle with the right leg, there’s some weight with the left leg as he lunges in.”

“The right heel hits the ground and the contact is a little bit more to the side with a kind of an upright foot as opposed to a side on foot as we saw with Gusto.”

“A few small differences that led the VAR to feel the on-field decision here of yellow card wasn’t clearly and obviously incorrect…”

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