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Neville’s verdict on Martial red card

Gary Neville was in two minds over Anthony Martial’s controversial red card for Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur.

The United attacker saw red after a clash with Erik Lamela, which saw the Spurs attacker catch Martial with an elbow as the two tussled prior to a corner.

Martial subsequently palmed Lamela in the neck and the Spurs star dramatically fell to the ground.

Referee Anthony Taylor gave Martial a red card and Lamela off, leaving plenty of United fans fuming.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville said that Martial was petulant but, if his was a red, Lamela’s should have been too.

“Martial doesn’t have a leg to stand on in the sense that he’s petulant, he’s raised his hand to the face.

“He’s reacted to what Lamela’s done to him. I don’t think there’s much difference in what Lamela does and what Martial does.

“The forearm into the face or chin could have got Lamela in trouble, but Martial doesn’t.”

Read more from Neville here

Referee Anthony Taylor shows a red card to Anthony Martial
Referee Anthony Taylor shows a red card to Anthony Martial (Image: Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)
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