Paul Dickov relieved as Scotland get away with ‘stonewall’ penalty decision as Andy Robertson appears to bring down Raheem Sterling during Euro 2020 stalemate at Wembley
Paul Dickov admitted Scotland were fortunate to not concede a ‘stonewall’ penalty during their 0-0 draw with England at Wembley.
It was a frantic and frenetic affair in the English capital, with neither side really able to stamp their authority on the Group D clash.
The Scots had plenty of chances to cause an upset and saw two efforts cleared off the line in either half.
However, a sluggish England still looked dangerous in spells and even hit the post when John Stones connected with a Mason Mount corner in the first half.
The Three Lions may well have found the breakthrough in the second half when a jinking run from Raheem Sterling left the Manchester City star one-on-one with Andy Robertson.
The Liverpool left-back stood his man up, then appeared to make contact with Sterling as he drove towards the byline. Although replays suggested there was definite contact, neither the referee nor the VAR decided to review the incident.
Former Blackburn Rovers and Scotland striker Dickov watched the game and even admitted the Scots were fortunate enough to get away with a decision.
“I’m not complaining, that is a stonewall penalty,” Dickov said on talkSPORT 2. “If that was the other end, we would be going nuts.
“He has stamped on his foot.
“I am absolutely buzzing that it has not been given!”