Two X-rated tackles escaped the proper punishment on Saturday as Marcos Alonso and Ben Davies ignored any ideas of security for his or her opponents.
The primary got here within the Southampton v Chelsea recreation after Cesc Fabregas was dispossessed and lay within the floor. Alonso jumped over his colleague and planted his studs on the again of Shane Lengthy’s calf.
Thankfully Lengthy wasn’t severely injured however as there was no chance or obvious intention to play the ball it was a transparent crimson card offence.
Maybe it was as a result of the ball had been performed away – and was adopted by referee Mike Dean – that the incident was missed and went completely unpunished.
That after all means the FA might cost Alonso retrospectively utilizing video proof.
The governing physique won’t be able to behave on the second which was made by Tottenham’s Davies on Vincent Kompany who reacted furiously after 27 minutes as he felt the complete impression of the deal with.
Referee Jon Moss appeared to see the deal with, awarding a free-kick and cautioning Davies nonetheless replays confirmed that as Davies threw his leg out, studs up into Kompany’s leg a crimson would have been extra acceptable.
Typically these tackles look like made thoughtlessly, as a rush of blood or over dedication in direction of the ball makes the tackler lose management.
These two nonetheless, appeared much more deliberate and desiring to trigger the opponent harm which is why the offender ought to be punished and the truth that cannot be handled the identical on evaluate exhibits the significance of the referee on the day detecting and punishing them accurately.