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Roy Keane Accuses James Ward-Prowse Of 'Cheating' During Iceland Game

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Topics: Football News, Football, England, James Ward-Prowse, Roy Keane, Iceland

Josh Lawless
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