‘Son Heung-min PK didn’t know’ UK outlet raises “Newcastle received fees from Saudi” allegations

September 14, 2023 0 Comments

“Newcastle earns fee from Saudi”.

Cho Kyu-sung scored in the 32nd minute to give South Korea a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in an exhibition match at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England, on Wednesday (July 13).

It was the first win for Klinsmann, who took over in March, and improved South Korea’s record to one win, three draws and two losses in six matches. South Korea finished its two-game European tour with a 1-1 draw (0-0 in Wales).바카라

Against Saudi Arabia, Son Heung-min showed flashes of his Premier League goalscoring form, most notably a powerful break in the 34th minute that was denied by a foul. However, the referee didn’t see it as a foul.

In the ensuing attack after Cho Kyu-sung’s (Mitwillan) goal, Son Heung-min had a golden opportunity.

Cho Kyu-sung intercepted the ball in the opponent’s half and attempted a quick counterattack. Cho Kyu-sung fed the onrushing Son Heung-min with a well-timed space pass, and he sprinted toward the goal at high speed.

Heung-min used his explosive speed to find space behind the defense and sprinted into the opponent’s penalty box. The only way to stop him was to tackle him.

Saudi defender Al-Tambakti tried to tackle him from behind, which was a clear foul. But the referee didn’t call the foul.

Son looked frustrated and slapped the ground several times with his hands. He wrapped his hands around his head. Despite strong appeals to the referee, the call was not overturned.

As this was a friendly match, there was no VAR. It was clearly a tackle from behind and a possible red card.

There were plenty of complaints about Son’s sending off. Local British media also questioned the call.

“The Tottenham striker was kicked to the ground by an opponent as he sprinted towards goal, but no PK was awarded,” the Express reported, “Referee Andy Maddley bizarrely denied Son Heung-min a PK.”

“The South Korean captain appeared to have beaten the last defender and was heading for goal, but the Saudi defenders were desperate to make the final tackle,” the Express added. Son Heung-min went down expecting a PK, but referee Madley, incredibly, did not award one.”

“Newcastle want to be the most supported club in Saudi Arabia,” said The Athletic. Newcastle’s new shirt sponsor is also owned by PIF. It is closely linked to the Saudi national team. Newcastle receives a significant fee for hosting A-match friendlies.”

Newcastle’s owner, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), has raised the possibility of influence.

“Son Heung-min was blatantly denied a penalty,” said Dalime. He expressed his disbelief in the referee’s decision. He was expecting the referee to point to the penalty spot, but nothing happened. Premier League referee Andy Madley oversaw the game,” he explained.

The Daily Mail also later hinted at the possibility of home advantage, citing Newcastle United’s ties to Saudi Arabia.

“Saudi Arabia hosted an A-League match at the stadium because of its symbolic relationship with Newcastle. Saudi PIF is the dominant owner of Newcastle and its presence at the club is growing.”

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