No penalty. I’ve re-watched the incident a few times.
The contact was thigh on thigh, likened to a 50/50 challenge which saw the ball roll away deeper into the box. Danny managed to skip past Fab’s thighs, and threw himself forward.
1) Contact in the box? Yes. Thigh on thigh.
2) Deliberate? No. Seemed like 50/50.
3) Did Danny fall? Yes.
4) How did he fall? By throwing himself forward after successfully getting past Fab.
5) Where’s the evidence? The ball was rolling away from Ings. It was too far and he couldn’t get to it, after beating Fab. He had a motivation to dive. He took a step, leaned forward and went to ground.
Alan Shearer is an incredible pundit. He saw contact, saw the fall and slammed the refs. He didn’t bother thinking through 2), 4) and 5).
I agree to a point, contact in the box , yes, 50/50, yes, Danny did fall, he didn’t throw himself forward, there was a secondary contact, Fab’s right foot in contact with Danny’s which made him go down, a penalty for me, had it been up the other end on Salah say we’d all be screaming Penalty,
For whatever reason it wasn’t given, and there lies the problem, there’s no consistency, another Ref, another Var would see it as a penalty, we got away with one in my opinion, it didn’t matter in the end but that doesn’t really help, again the onfield ref relied on Shockley park rather looking at the pitch side screen and having a closer look.
Win some lose some I guess .
Alan Shearer is still a kunt !