DeAndre Yedlin should have seen red against Southampton, according to pundits
Last Updated: 16/10/17 12:31am
Newcastle United right-back DeAndre Yedlin was fortunate not to have been sent off in Sunday's 2-2 draw at Southampton, according to Sky Sports pundits Jamie Redknapp and Alan Pardew.
Yedlin had already been booked for dissent when he slid in heavily on Southampton winger Nathan Redmond, with the Magpies leading 2-1 at the time.
Referee Kevin Friend let the United States international off with nothing more than a strong talking to, although both Redknapp and Pardew disagreed with the official's decision.
"You have to say I can't understand how he stayed on the pitch," former Saints manager Pardew told Sky Sports after the game.
"When we see this, even at the time the fans knew he had been booked and it looked like he was going off.
"But from this angle, was his eyesight interfered with by that player, because he cannot see it really? I think it is [Isaac] Hayden and I think he is not sure.
"The skipper has gone straight over, but the referee is buying himself time as he has not seen it, that is what he is doing. And probably the linesman has not helped him and he is thinking 'I'm not sure, let him go'.
"And in the last 10 minutes, Mauricio Pellegrino, of course, puts a wide player on who is a dribbler to run at him, and that makes sense and was a good managerial move."
Redknapp, meanwhile, was critical of Yedlin's decision to make the tackle in the first place when already on a yellow.
"I am a big believer in the reaction of the players and you can see there is a little bit of panic there and they think there is a problem there," he said.
"As a manager, you are questioning why on earth is he making that decision to make that challenge and go to ground in the first place, when you have already been booked. That is the problem.
"You cannot go to ground like that, once you have been booked you have to go there, work your feet, be tight, do not let him turn.
"But do not make a challenge like that, because it will cost your team and you will end up with 10 men."
Should DeAndre Yedlin have seen red? Watch the video at the top of the page to see the incident!