Roy Keane Accuses James Ward-Prowse Of 'Cheating' During Iceland Game
Roy Keane has accused James Ward-Prowse of "cheating" after the Southampton midfielder scuffed the penalty spot in England's 1-0 win over Iceland in the UEFA Nations League.
Three minutes after Raheem Sterling had put the three Lions ahead from the spot after a handball, a last-gasp penalty was awarded at the opposite end of the pitch when Joe Gomez grabbed hold of Holmbert Fridjonsson inside the area.
Birkir Bjarnason ballooned the spot-kick over the bar when Jordan Pickford guessed the wrong way and Ward-Prowse may well have contributed to the horrendous effort.
Making his first ever start for England, the 25-year old was spotted digging up the spot just moments before Bjarnason stepped up from 12 yards.
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Former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright absolutely loved the dark arts displayed but ex Manchester United skipper Keane was not a fan, leading to a bit of a debate between the pair on the ITV highlights show.
Wright said: "I don't mind that from an England player, what I like about Ward-Prowse is he's got that little devilment about him. If that happens in a major competition and England get something from it, I'm not going to complain."
"It's cheating, I don't like to see that," was Keane's response, before adding, "It's not allowed."
Keane would also add that he did not like how Bjarnason laid-back was in the tunnel prior to the game and never felt he would do the business when he assumed penalty-taking duties.
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