Winston Reid high boot on Steve Mounie: Red card debate goes on

The Premier League’s red card debate continued on Monday Night Football after West Ham’s Winston Reid was not even penalised with a free-kick for a high boot on Huddersfield’s Steve Mounie.

The issue of endangering an opponent was a hot talking point over the weekend after Liverpool’s Sadio Mane was sent off for his foul on Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson on Saturday.

The debate continued on Sunday when Newcastle’s Matt Rtichie received a yellow card for a similar challenge on Swansea’s Alfie Mawson.

And MNF experts Jamie Carragher and Sam Allardyce raised the issue again when Mounie was left clutching his face after being kicked by Reid during West Ham’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield.

Carragher, who was adamant Mane’s sending-off was correct, said: “I wouldn’t like to see this be a red card.

“We can’t say every time someone puts their foot up near someone’s head it’s a red card because of Mane.

“What I would say is he’s not flying through the air like Karate Kid like Mane was and like Ritchie was.”

Allardyce added: “He’s caught him, so he has endangered the player.

“He could have done anything, caught him in the eye, could have split his eye open.

“It’s not intentional. Reidy has lost his balance, but is still trying to play the ball with his foot.”