“Stolen Son Heung-min PK, the clearest PK ever” English media also excited… “Why the hell is Maddley a PL referee?”
“Stolen Son Heung-min PK, the clearest PK ever”.
Cho Kyu-sung scored the winning goal in the 32nd minute to give South Korea a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in an exhibition match at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England, on Wednesday (Sept. 13).
The win was the first for Klinsmann, who took over in March, bringing his record to 1 win, 3 draws and 2 losses in six matches. South Korea finished its two-game European tour with a 1-1 draw (0-0 in Wales).
Against Saudi Arabia, Son Heung-min showed flashes of his Premier League goalscoring form, most notably a powerful break in the 34th minute that was denied by a foul. However, the referee didn’t see it as a foul.
In the ensuing attack after Cho Kyu-sung’s (Mitwillan) goal, Son Heung-min had a golden opportunity.
Cho Kyu-sung intercepted the ball in the opponent’s half and attempted a quick counterattack. Cho Kyu-sung fed the onrushing Son Heung-min with a well-timed space pass, and he sprinted toward the goal at high speed.
Heung-min used his explosive speed to find space behind the defense and sprinted into the opponent’s penalty box. The only way to stop him was to tackle him. 스포츠토토
Saudi defender Al-Tambakti tried to tackle him from behind, which was a clear foul. But the referee didn’t call the foul.
Son looked frustrated and slapped the ground several times with his hands. He wrapped his hands around his head. Despite strong appeals to the referee, the decision was not overturned.
The Daily Star said, “Son was robbed of a penalty that couldn’t have been clearer. The Premier League referee ignored the penalty,” the Daily Star reported.
In particular, the British media has criticized Premier League referees for missing penalty kicks in games played on home soil.
The Daily Star said: “Fans are full of complaints. ‘I don’t know why on earth Andy Maddle is still refereeing in the PL’, ‘Son Heung-min was robbed of a penalty’, and ‘the clearest PK you’ll see in the rest of your life’, among others.”