Crystal Palace: Liverpool Loanee Mamadou Sakho Slide Tackles Referee In Clash With West Brom (Video)

Alan Duffy

5th, March 2017

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Mamadou Sakho has had an instant impact since joining Crystal Palace on loan from Liverpool in January, helping the Eagles to two wins and two clean sheets.

The second of those victories came on Saturday against West Brom, with the French defender’s eagerness to win the ball even seeing him slide-tackle the referee.

After taking the ball out of defence, Sakho tried to turn away from a couple of West Brom players in the centre-circle before losing control of the ball and ultimately taking out the unfortunate Mike Jones…

To be fair, the referee did go down with more than a little help from a West Brom’s Jake Livermore, but Sakho’s challenge is still quite something.

With the help of Sakho in the centre of defence, Sam Allardyce could well pull off yet another relegation-dodging escape act with Palace this season.

The Eagles now find themselves in 17th place, three points clear of the dropz-one.

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  1. Rob says:

    Bambi on ice! Watching how he and Mignolet made kicking the ball look like a 3 year old chasing a balloon often made me wonder if I could still give it a go aged 47.

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