Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes his side should have been awarded a penalty against Arsenal on Saturday.
Speaking to the press via Lancashire Live, the Premier League boss claimed that Aaron Ramsdale’s foul on Matej Vydra should have stood despite the Arsenal keeper winning the ball.
A backpass from Ben White saw the Burnely attacker run through on goal, but Ramsdale was able to win the ball whilst also bringing Vydra down. After a VAR review, though, the referee’s initial penalty decision was overturned.
Further clips from the game have shown that it was the correct decision. With Ramsdale cleanly winning the ball before Vydra goes down in an effort to win a penalty.
But for Dyche, Burnley should have been given a spot-kick against Arsenal. The Premier League manager said: “The keeper does get a touch on it but he equally does bring the player down.
“We had one given against us last year, which we felt was harsh & we feel harsh it doesn’t get given on Saturday.”
With Arsenal winning the game 1-0, it was a key moment in the game for Burnley. Yet on social media, Gooners, were quick to criticise Dyche’s comments on the penalty incident.
Here’s what some fans had to say on Twitter about what Dyche had to say…
Not a penalty and was a dive. Last year Burnley got away with the most blatant handball. No sympathy.— Super Thom (@supersuperthom) September 20, 2021
This sounds like he is describing….. a tackle.— Matt Stewart #KROENKEOUT #KSEOUT (@MachooAFC180) September 20, 2021
Just collecting Dyche’s tears pic.twitter.com/Lamk9fDURH— Richie Dow (@RichieDow90) September 20, 2021
Dude forgot how pepe was denied a penalty last season against burnley, the same was given to Westham against Manchester united for luke shaw hand ball.— Aminu Kabir (@dinarsnr) September 20, 2021
What goes around…— Arteta Masterclass (@master_arteta) September 20, 2021
Jk cuz this is actually a pen pic.twitter.com/nSndhYuawl