Robinson can't believe what he saw 'crazy' Cash do in Aston Villa defeat to Tottenham
Aston Villa defender Matty Cash can have no complaints over the penalty he conceded to Harry Kane against Tottenham, according to Paul Robinson.
The former Spurs and England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said the 23-year-old’s tackle was “silly” and “crazy” and could not be overturned once given.
Cash brought down Kane in the second-half to hand Spurs a penalty which effectively killed off the game for the hosts.
68’ | Kane picks himself up to double the lead from the penalty spot after Cash felled him in the box.
🟣 0-2 ⚪ #AVLTOT
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) March 21, 2021
It was the right-back’s first game back since returning from a hamstring injury suffered in goalless draw at Brighton last month.
A £16million signing from Nottingham Forest last summer, Cash has been an integral part of a Villa defence which has kept 14 clean sheets in 28 league games this season.
When asked for his assessment of the penalty incident, Robinson told Football Insider:
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“It was given on the field and it was one of those that was never going to get overturned because it was not clear and obvious.
“It was a silly challenge, crazy really because the ball was running out of play. Harry Kane had no chance of keeping it in, the ball was running out of play.
“It was a silly challenge and he left himself wide open to concede the penalty. Once the referee gave it, there was no way he was going to overturn it.
“It was not what he would have wanted on his return to the side.”