"Heung Min-Son, Tottenham, falls in the penalty area and strikes out with his arms. "
"Harry Maguire, English mittbacksjätte, the world CUP-hero and future landslagskapten, pointing strictly at the opponent and shakes his head. "
"Michael Oliver, judge, and man, hauls up the yellow card out of the back pocket. "
"Maybe it's just stupid to hang up on a single situation in a match that was about so much else. "
"Certainly have the majority already forgot about it, considering that Tottenham in the end won and Heung-Min Son also had the last word. "
"It is, however, something especially interesting over the event that took place 15 minutes in at Wembley and reflects a common phenomenon in football. A ”problem” that we constantly marvel over, despite the fact that there are fully human explanations as to why it continues to happen. "
"Oliver had two options..."
"the Situation: Heung Min-Son is incorrectly placed against the target in the outer part of the penalty area, stretches towards the ball but falls over Harry Maguire's legs. The former turns praying out his arms towards the referee Michael Oliver, at the same time as Maguire angrily extends up the index finger against the striker, and mark decided that it indeed was not. "
"Oliver is left with a choice, that in combination with what he himself saw to choose sides. Either he goes on the Son's line and pointing to the penalty spot. Or so trust he is in Maguire's opinion, that the striker falls easily. Film. ”He usually do”, nuts are surely some. "
"It is possible, of course, to argue that Maguire has the right. In the same second as the leg folds out in time, in all likelihood, the Tottenham player will think that this is a situation to exploit to his team's advantage. In other words, reinforces the he, a major source of irritation within the toppfotbollen. "
"On the other hand, to the Son's defense, is considered sometimes identical situations as clear as day penalty. A selection of Mohamed Salahs archives from the current season can give a heads up, even if he is obviously not alone. "
"Different outcome if it were not Maguire?"
"however, What I feel doubtful is that Oliver sends up a yellow card, to set a clear example so early in the match. I can't help but wonder if the outcome had been different if it had not been Harry Maguire standing there. "
"The 1,94 meter long white is deeply respected in England and is seen by many as a future captain of the ”Three Lions”. Heung Min-Son has, even if he probably deserves it, not at all the same status as some of the other striker, for example, the teammate Harry Kane. "
"well It's not impossible to believe that this comes into play when Oliver makes his choice. In the end he is just a man, and people are influenced by and make decisions based on their surroundings. There is also research that backs up the claim that judges have a tendency to give the home team or a large club benefits. If there is any research on how judges react to individual players is unclear, but would be welcome. "
"Is the answer to the problem? It depends again on how you see it. If it had been in the Premier League today, had Son probably got the penalties in this situation. Video technology is primitive in such a way that it excludes the ”feel for the game” out of the assessment, something that is often highlighted as a powerful argument against WAS. "
"Alternatively, we find ourselves in the rowdy domarinsatser periodically, as long as they are executed by human individuals. Then included that situations are judged differently depending on which player it is. "