Crystal Palace have taken a shock 1-0 lead into half-time at Selhurst Park in their bid for survival as Luka Milivojevic converted from 12-yards against Liverpool.
The penalty was awarded for an adjudged foul on Wilfried Zaha from the Reds’ goalkeeper Loris Karius who took out the attacker in the penalty area.
However, the away supporters have taken to Twitter in order to dispute the decision claiming the Palace forward should have seen red for his high foot challenge on the German keeper.
WATCH: @LFC‘s goalkeeping woes continue! 🙈
Karius brings down Zaha and Milivojevic sends the former the wrong way from the spot!
— Sky Sports PL (@SkySportsPL) March 31, 2018
Liverpool fans are arguing that Ivorian international should have seen red, rather than being awarded a penalty, as the player went in with his studs up high before being taken out.
The Meyerside supporters claim the incident was similar to one earlier in the season in which Saido Mane saw red for his challenge on Mnachster City goalkeeper Ederson.
View from the stands
— Saima Mohsin (@SaimaMohsin) March 31, 2018
Here is what Liverpool fans have been saying…
— Pepe Boom (@knvb_lfc) March 31, 2018
Isn’t that a high foot for Zaha and a straight red? It was for Mane #LFC
— Darius Tadjrishi (@gamesflea) March 31, 2018
It was the only thing he could do and he actually tried to get out of the way even after the Zaha launched a high foot at him.
— Eddie (@Eddie_Anfield) March 31, 2018
Does the referee really think Zaha would have kept that awful miss on the pitch if he didn’t run straight into Karius? Bullshit.
— Brad (@_BradLFC) March 31, 2018
Karius tried to block the high boot of Zaha, but ended up taking out the player… some will say that’s harsh some will say it is a pen. #LFC
— Anfield Effect ∗ (@AnfieldEffect) March 31, 2018
— paddy king (@paddytheloaf) March 31, 2018
So if Karius goes into that challenge lower and gets Zaha’s high boot to the face, it’s a red for Zaha? Like it was for Mane? Who knows? Not the refs! #LFC
— Matt Gibbs (@MrMattGibbs) March 31, 2018