2022-11-25 11:50:14

Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey sent off for horror challenge vs Iran

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By Joshua Peck

Wayne Hennessey was sent off to leave Wales' World Cup hopes hanging by a thread.

Goalkeeper Hennessey was initially shown yellow for a challenge on Mehdi Taremi though it was checked by VAR with the referee swiftly overturning the decision.

In a tackle with shades of Harald Schumacher's horror challenge, Hennessey clattered the Iran player with a high knee. And while there was debate over whether he should have been shown red for denying a goalscoring opportunity, the manner of the foul was enough to dismiss the keeper.

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