Wayne Hennessey is sent off for WILD Kung-Fu kick on Iran star
Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is sent off for a WILD Kung-Fu kick on Iranian star Mehdi Taremi during the World Cup clash in Qatar
- Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was sent off for a Kung-Fu kick on Friday.
- Hennessey started between the sticks for Wales’ decider against Iran
- However, he was sent off for a horrendous challenge on Mehdi Taremi.
- Wales are competing in their first World Cup in 64 years at this tournament
Wayne Hennessey has been sent off in Wales’ decisive clash with Iran for a horrendous kung-fu kick on his Iranian opponent.
As Mehdi Taremi ran towards goal, the Welsh goalkeeper ran off his line to clear the ball. However, the Nottingham Forest star lost the ball completely and instead made high contact with the striker’s face.
The referee initially showed a yellow card to the 35-year-old, before VAR advised him to look at the incident again on the pitch monitor.
Upon further inspection, he overturned his original decision and sent off Hennessey, leaving Rob Page’s side down to 10 men for the remainder of the game.
The Wales manager has pulled Aaron Ramsey off the field and replaced him with backup goalkeeper Danny Ward, and he will be left with a selection headache for their final Group B clash against England.
And there was late heartbreak for Gareth Bale & Co as the Iranians scored two late goals to nearly put the Welsh out of the competition.
Wales opened the tournament with a tentative performance against the United States on Monday, with captain Gareth Bale scoring a late penalty to salvage a point.
More to follow.