Dermot Gallagher reviews controversial decisions in the Premier League after each round of games, on behalf of Sky Sports, and has given his call on two Cardiff v Newcastle match incidents.

Isaac Hayden was shown a red card after coming on as a substitute but two other incidents are the focus of the former top referee’s attention.

They involved Kenedy in the first half, when Cardiff’s Camarasa ended up on the deck after appearing to be kicked by the Newcastle midfielder.

Then in the second half, Harry Arter brought down Joselu but was only given a yellow, not red, card.

Dermot Gallagher quite sure what should have happened in both cases…

INCIDENT:

Dermot Gallagher speaking to Sky Sports:

“Kenedy lost possession and caught Victor Camarasa in the shins but referee Craig Pawson awarded Cardiff a free-kick without punishing the Brazilian any further.

“The FA have confirmed the Newcastle player will not face retrospective action for the challenge.”

Dermot Gallagher verdict:

“Incorrect decision.”

Dermot Gallagher says:

“You can’t argue with that. It’s a red card offence, no doubt about it.

“It’s not a case of being too close to the action, but slight lack of awareness in so much that you’ve seen an incident and he’s taken his eye off it.

“He’s followed the ball – that’s what I think he’s guilty of. If you see his gaze, he’s not looking at the incident.”

INCIDENT:

Dermot Gallagher speaking to Sky Sports:

“Harry Arter caught Joselu as Newcastle look to go on the counter-attack. A free-kick was awarded, but the on-loan midfielder was shown only a yellow card.”

Dermot Gallagher verdict:

“Incorrect decision.”

Dermot Gallagher says:

“I think he should’ve gone I think this is a very bad challenge.

“I think he’s aggressive and I think the clue is his cheeks.

“If you watch him in the replays, he blows his cheeks out because he’s given the impression he’s gone to really kick the boy as hard as he can.

For me that should be a red card.”