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David Seaman tells Spurs player he could’ve been sent off against Arsenal

By Mehdi Gokal -

David Seaman has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder James Maddison could have been sent off in the North London Derby.

Maddison had a shaky start to his first North London derby but soon rose up to the occasion and was one of the best players on the pitch for Spurs.

In the opening minutes, Gabriel Jesus had a great chance to score as he dispossessed James Maddison inside his own penalty box, but he ended up skying his shot.

However, Seaman believes had Jesus gone down instead of staying on his feet and taking the shot, Maddison could have easily been sent off.

Speaking on Seaman Says Podcast, the Arsenal legend explained why he thinks Jesus could have got Maddison sent off.

He said:

“If you look at it as a pro, he could have gone down and got the guy sent off because there was a tackle on him which could have been given as a penalty but then he knew he had a really good chance and just tried to smash it.”

“Normally he’s more clinical than that, I don’t know why he went for pace.”


While it may have been a harsh call, there was contact and had Jesus went down, there would have been a good chance Maddison would have been shown a red since he was the last man and would have been denying a certain goal-scoring chance.

Arsenal too could have had a man sent off when Eddie Nketiah went in late on Vicario in the later stages of the game.

The game ended in a 2-2 draw with Spurs responding back twice to Arsenal taking the lead in either half.

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