Roy Keane and Gary Neville bicker with Peter Walton in row over Argentina penalty | Football | Sport
ITV host Mark Pougatch then asked Walton directly: “What else is the goalkeeper supposed to do?” Walton replied: “Well win the ball firstly. He’s challenging for the ball and misses the ball completely, then catches the player, in fact what he’s done there is get in the path of that forward and he’s impeded his progress, so it has to be a foul.
“I can understand in terms of asking where else can he go, but in parallel to that you think of an outfield player who slides in to make a challenge, reaches the ball but catches the man, it’s always a foul. Fast forward to the goalkeeper, he’s done exactly the same.”
The studio pundits then exchanged in a further debate with Walton to get their point across as the former Premier League referee stuck to his guns. But Wright, Neville and Keane were refusing to budge either as they maintained their view that it shouldn’t have been given.