Keith Andrews suggested on Sky Sports Football (2:21pm, October 26, 2019) that Eddie Nketiah was lucky not to have been sent off during Leeds United’s Championship game against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend.
Nketiah came on as a substitute during Leeds’s Yorkshire derby against Wednesday away from home at the Hillsborough Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The 20-year-old striker, signed on loan from Premier League club Arsenal in the summer transfer window, was involved in an incident with Joey Pelupessy in the second half when his elbow caught the Wednesday midfielder in the face.
Former Wolverhampton Wanderers defensive midfielder Andrews has suggested that Nketiah was lucky not have been sent off.
Andrews said on Sky Sports Football (2:21pm, October 26, 2019) about Nketiah: “Borderline red card. If the referee sees that and the officials see that, he goes off. I don’t know if there’s any doubt about that. I don’t know whether it matters whether it’s intentional or unintentional, because that is reckless.
“But I don’t want him to get sent off, so I’m glad because he’s trying to form his way in the game. He’s so young and this whole Bamford/Nketiah debate. It’s not good for him, it’s not good for Bamford. It’s not good for the team. So I’m glad the officials haven’t seen it. But if he does see it, I think he goes.”
The goalless draw with Wednesday on Saturday afternoon means that Leeds are third in the Championship table at the moment with 25 points from 14 matches.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are level on points with second-placed Preston North End and two points behind leaders West Bromwich Albion.
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