Saturday, 20 May 2017

Argentine footballer sent off in England clash after video review spots foul

A pitchside video review resulted in Argentina being reduced to 10 men in their Under-20 World Cup clash against England.
The video showed an earlier overlooked incident in which Lautaro Martinez elbowed England defender Fikayo Tomori.

With 15 minutes remaining, the referee immediately pulled out a red card and sent off Martinez.

It is only the second time the technology has been used in a FIFA tournament.

England went on to defeat six-time champions Argentina 3-0 for their first win in the tournament since 1997.

England had been without a win in their last 17 games in the tournament ahead of this game in the South Korean city of Jeonju.

A first-half strike from Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin suggested that the dismal record could be coming to an end and Adam Armstrong of Newcastle extended the lead early in the second half.

Chelsea's Dominic Solanke made it 3-0 from the penalty spot in injury time.

One of the tournament favourites, Argentina were on top for lengthy periods but could not match England's clinical finishing.

The closest the South Americans came in a first half came 10 minutes before the break as Santiago Colombatto headed against the crossbar.

Two minutes later, Calvert-Lewin dived in the penalty area to head an in-swinging cross into the bottom corner of the net.

Argentina piled on the pressure after the restart but were caught by England's swift counter-attack as Armstrong broke free down the right side and fired home a fierce low shot into the bottom corner.

With 15 minutes remaining, referee Mohammed Abdulla Hassan stopped play to review the video.

The United Arab Emirates official then produced a red card to Argentine substitute Martinez.

In injury time Calvert-Lewin was brought down in the area and Solanke side-footed the penalty into the bottom corner of the net.

SKY    News.