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Pickford tackle ‘as bad as Roy Keane on Haaland’

Not sure I quite agree with this! Though it wasn’t the best challenge in the world from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford…

TalkSPORT pundit Tony Cascarino – the former Chelsea and Republic of Ireland forward – believes Pickford’s tackle was as bad as Roy Keane’s on Alf-Inge Haaland in 2001.

Cascarino said: “The challenge… just, wow! We give yellow cards so readily and so quickly for minor incidents, and then you see a tackle that is as bad as the one Keane did on Haaland.

Virgil van Dijk collides with Jordan Pickford during the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park (Image: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

“It was just horrendous! We talk about dangerous tackles and two-footing and lunging in and being reckless – Jordan Pickford was everything as bad as it could be.

“I don’t think you can ever say it’s intentional – only the player can answer that – but if you are going to throw yourself, launch yourself, at somebody out of control…

“When I saw it I thought, ‘wow!’”