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Dermot Gallagher: 'Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac should have been sent off'

Gallagher: 'Kolasinac deserved red card'
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Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher says that Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac should have been given a red card against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher has claimed that Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac should have been sent off against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Already on a yellow card, Kolasinac contested a high ball with Ezequiel Schelotto, only to make connect with the defender who had to be substituted due to the Bosnian's strong challenge.

Referee Stuart Attwell opted against handing Kolasinac a second booking, but Gallagher has revealed that he had expected the Gunners player to be sent off.

Gallagher told Sky Sports News: "Wrong decision. I was watching it live and expected him to get sent off. I thought there was enough force in that tackle to be considered reckless. It was certainly a second yellow card. I think in Stuart's view, he has seen them head the ball, and has seen them come together.

"It's easy when we dissect and look at it here, and in the speed of the match I think he may have thought he's headed the ball."

Brighton were still able to record a 2-1 victory at the Amex Stadium.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
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15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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