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Dermot Gallagher: 'Arsenal's Granit Xhaka didn't deserve penalty at Brighton'

Gallagher: 'Xhaka didn't deserve penalty'
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Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher suggests that Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka dived to try to win a penalty against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher has said that referee Stuart Attwell was correct not to award Arsenal a penalty against Brighton & Hove Albion.

During the second half at the Amex Stadium, Granit Xhaka went to ground in the area after an attempt at a challenge by Dale Stephens, only for the referee to wave away Arsenal's appeals.

Replays suggested that there had been no contact with the Swiss international, and Gallagher has acknowledged that the referee had made the right call.

Gallagher told Sky Sports News: "Correct decision. Not a penalty. He doesn't play the man, pulls out and the player goes down.

"It's not a foul. He misses the player, misses the ball, but it's not a foul."

Brighton eventually prevailed by a 2-1 scoreline on the south coast.


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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
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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