WEST BROM goalie Sam Johnstone has referred to as for hopping penalties to be BANNED after VAR saved Manchester United on Saturday.
The shot-stopper pulled off an amazing save when he denied Bruno Fernandes at Old Trafford.
Sam Johnstone needs penalty skips to be bannedCredit score: Rex Options
However the penalty was allowed to be retaken after Johnstone stepped off his line.
And Johnstone believes that if he’s punished for stepping off his line, then the penalty taker shouldn’t be allowed to ‘hop, skip and leap’ in his run-up.
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Responding to a tweet questioning why goalies shouldn’t be allowed to maneuver to avoid wasting penalties, Johnstone added: “And a striker shouldn’t have the ability to hop, skip and leap earlier than kicking it.”
Fernandes’ retaken penalty secured a slim 1-0 win for the Purple Devils, moments after Conor Gallagher was denied a spot-kick regardless of showing to be kicked by Fernandes in United’s penalty space.
One other man who believes hopping penalties must be banned is Ian Wright.
He believes the approach, additionally utilized by Chelsea vice-captain Jorginho, is unfair if the goalie should stay planted to the spot.
Wright informed Match of the Day: “It’s [difficult for goalies]. And you then’ve received forwards leaping up, doing this, doing that kind of stuff and the goalie can’t transfer his foot off.
Bruno Fernandes received a second likelihood after VAR noticed Johnstone’s save dominated unlawfulCredit score: EPA
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“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’ll transfer and the goalies can’t, that’s not truthful.”
Host Gary Lineker interjected: “Are you going to have a regulation that claims you’ll be able to’t leap?”
Wright responded: “Yeah, it’s important to go straight by way of your penalty run-up, no leaping.”