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Pickford tackle ‘as bad as Roy Keane on Haaland’
Not sure I quite agree with this! Though it wasn’t the best challenge in the world from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford…
pundit Tony Cascarino – the former Chelsea and Republic of Ireland forward – believes Pickford’s tackle was as bad as Roy Keane’s on Alf-Inge Haaland in 2001.
Cascarino said: “The challenge… just, wow! We give yellow cards so readily and so quickly for minor incidents, and then you see a tackle that is as bad as the one Keane did on Haaland.
“It was just horrendous! We talk about dangerous tackles and two-footing and lunging in and being reckless – Jordan Pickford was everything as bad as it could be.
“I don’t think you can ever say it’s intentional – only the player can answer that – but if you are going to throw yourself, launch yourself, at somebody out of control…
“When I saw it I thought, ‘wow!’”