Twitter reacts after Arsenal ace Alexis Sanchez denied penalty at Everton

Posted by

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez was left furious in the first half of his side’s clash with Everton after being denied a penalty.

The Gunners had already taken a one-goal lead at Goodison Park through an exceptional team goal which was finished by Danny Welbeck, and although they doubled their lead shortly before half-time through Alex Iwobi, they felt as though they should have had a spot kick.

Sanchez weaved his way into the box and was caught by Muhamed Besic before a second Everton defender helped him on his way down.

BT Sport co-commentator Michael Owen suggested that the manner in which the Chilean international fell to the ground was why it wasn’t given, although ex-referee Howard Webb insisted that the penalty should have been awarded.

Opinion was certainly split on Twitter, with a significant number of those watching the game adamant that Sanchez had dived and his theatrical fall to the ground deserved a booking.

However, in contrast, there were also those who were left disillusioned by the analysis of the incident, insisting that Sanchez should be commended for trying to stay on his feet instead of looking to go to ground immediately after the contact was made.

More Stories Alexis Sanchez