Coleman delivers verdict on Berardi red card and hails 'incredible' Leeds player
Leeds failed to beat struggling Sunderland at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon, drawing 1-1 thanks to a Pablo Hernandez equaliser.
They also failed to keep ten men on the pitch as Gaetano Berardi got a straight red for a dangerous tackle late on.
Talking after the game, former Wales manager Chris Coleman said that it was a deserved sending off, despite admitting he was no “angel” himself.
He also singled out Leeds goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell for praise, saying that his save to keep Leeds in the game was “incredible”.
Coleman on Berardi's red card: "I was a defender myself and no angel. But that's a straight red." Says Peacock-Farrell looked good and thought his save from Fletcher was "incredible". #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 7, 2018
Football Insider verdict:
There’s no two ways about it – Berardi is a liability. No one doubts his passion but he has to be able to stay on the pitch. That’s three times this season that he’s seen red and enough should be enough. he should be fined and binned for the rest of the season – after he’s sat out his latest suspension. Bailey Peacock-Farrell meanwhile is turning into one of the shining lights of a dismal Leeds season. He’s been brilliant since he came into the side and, let’s not forget, he’s had to come in and perform in exceptionally tough circumstances and under immense pressure. he really has been incredible and should be the Leeds number one next season.
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