Southampton could be ready for a huge boost with Jannik Vestergaard after The Athletic reporter Daniel Sheldon said they would appeal the red card presented to him in the 1-1 draw with Leicester City on Friday evening.
The Danish center-back was sent off following a VAR decision after overtaking Jamie Vardy with a cleat challenge, and although he clearly won the ball he received his marching orders after the VAR decided he was denying the Leicester forward a scoring opportunity.
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Speaking on the latest episode of the Total Saints podcast [via This is Futbol], Sheldon criticized the decision and suggested he would be shocked if it wasn’t overturned, saying: “[Jamie] Vardy was not going to have that ball. Vardy was running one way and this ball was going another way.
“By the time Vestergaard touched that ball, that ball was going to the left and Vardy was a bit to the right, going in a straight line.
“Therefore on the basis that Vardy wasn’t going to get this bullet, I don’t see how they can’t undo it. I would be amazed if they didn’t.
Although Vestergaard substitute Mohammed Salisu produced one of his best performances in a Southampton shirt to help the Saints win a 1-1 draw against Brendan Rodgers’ side, it would still be a blow. for Hasenhuttl if the Denmark international didn’t. available for their trip to Anfield next Saturday.
Therefore, if the defender’s red card valued at £ 16.2million is canceled in time for the weekend and he can feature, that would be a huge boost for the Austrian as Vestergaard has been one of Southampton’s best players in the Premier League so far. season.
Former Borussia Monchengladbach’s WhoScored average rating of 6.98 is second to only James Ward-Prowse in the Southampton squad, so it’s clear he’s one of the club’s most important players in the South side.
Therefore, Hasenhuttl will pray that the Premier League sees meaning and rescinds the red card as it could significantly improve the Saints’ chances of clinching a result at Anfield this weekend.
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