By Chris Wright
We’re not ones to admonish Premier League referees here on Pies as we are generally appreciative of the largely flawless job they do, but Vince Kompany’s red card against Arsenal this evening was several different kinds of wrong…
It’s not that we can’t see why Mike Dean may have thought otherwise, but that is a textbook ‘head on’ sliding challenge. An almost perfect example. The defensive art is almost dead in the water.
Wilshere over-ran the ball slightly and Kompany capitalised by getting his foot behind it – as the man himself Tweeted, ‘contact was inevitable’.