Roy Hodgson happy Jordan Ayew wasn't punished

Wed, 1 Jul 2020 Source: Football Ghana

During the Crystal Palace against Burnely, Jordan left Burnley's Josh Brownhill in a heap after catching the midfielder with a forearm in the second half of the Premier League encounter.

The incident was checked by VAR who deemed Ayew's actions not worthy of violent conduct.

Speaking on the VAR decision Roy Hodgson said"They (VAR) had a good look at it and I can only assume they decided there wasn't a deliberate attempt to elbow the player,"

"He has got his arm across to protect the ball. I am convinced he was not attempting in any way to elbow the player but it was one of those hairy situations because you never know these days how they are going to be judged," he added.

"I am pleased the decision was made not to punish him,"

"I am convinced it was an attempt to turn and protect the ball rather than an attempt to injure the defender who was climbing over him," he concluded.

Source: Football Ghana
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