To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK

Simon Mignolet Somehow Avoids a Red Card in Stoke vs Liverpool Game

Published 
| Last updated 

Simon Mignolet Somehow Avoids a Red Card in Stoke vs Liverpool Game

Featured Image Credit: Premier League

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet somehow managed to escape being sent off tonight in the club's match against Stoke City - despite taking a player clean out when through on goal.

Jurgen Klopp's men travelled to the Bet365 Stadium knowing they could return to the Premier League's top-four if results went their way and it wasn't too long before Sadio Mane's clever turn and finish had them 1-0 ahead.

All in all, Liverpool dominated the proceedings in the first-half, with Stoke failing to register a shot on target, however, they'll feel mightily let down by the referee's decision not to dismiss Mignolet just before the break.

With Mame Diouf bearing down on goal, the Belgian goalkeeper rushes from his line and sweeps the striker's leg away on the edge of the penalty area - and was promptly shown a yellow card:


Simon Mignolet
Simon Mignolet

Should the Liverpool goalkeeper have been dismissed for this challenge on Mame Biram Diouf? Image: Premier League













It's worth bearing in mind that if Diouf gets away from Mignolet, he has an empty net to tap the ball into - surely that's denying a goal-scoring opportunity, no?

Mohamed Salah would come off the bench to add another two goals for Jurgen Klopp's side in the second half to secure all three points for the Reds in a 3-0 victory.

Mignolet takes a lot of stick from Liverpool fans at times - and he could've been in for a lot more had the referee not spared him there.

Do you think it's a red?

Have your say in the comments section, below and on our Facebook page.

This story was first featured on talkingbaws.com - simple, shareable sport. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Topics: Football News, Simon Mignolet, Football, Premier League, Liverpool FC, Stoke City

More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Wrestling

WWE Tough Enough winner Sara Lee dies aged 30

5 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Cristiano Ronaldo branded 'useless' and 'finished' by Man United fans after shocking miss against Omonia

8 hours ago