Kasper Schmeichel could find himself in disciplinary hot water after his “hero” comments about referee Michael Oliver’s penalty decision.
But if not for the Danish international’s heroics, things could have been much worse.
Schmeichel was full of praise for his opponents and did not want to take anything away from the worthy victors.
However, he took exception to Oliver’s decision to award a penalty against teammate Caglar Soyuncu.
The Turkish defender handled the ball in the penalty area and James Milner, who had been on the field just one minute, converted the spot-kick to double his side’s lead.
That started a ten-minute onslaught that effectively ended the game.
However, the keeper told Amazon Prime insists that the ref and VAR got it wrong.
“I think [the decision] was a bit tough.”
“We were in the game until the referee had to make himself a hero.”
“Then we lost our composure.”
“[Former Premier League referee and current pundit] Dermot [Gallagher] will be on Sky saying it was a great decision.”
“Caglar had less than a millisecond to react.”
“He is desperate to give it, once he does, they are never going to turn it over.”
Schmeichel could now face further disciplinary action from the FA for his comments.