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Nicolas Pepe despatched off for ‘idiotic’ headbutt on Ezgjan Alioski as Arsenal maintain on for draw vs Leeds


Nicolas Pepe was despatched off for headbutting Ezgjan Alioski as Arsenal have been held to a goalless draw towards Leeds on Sunday.

Beginning simply his second Premier League sport of the season, the Gunners winger was dealt his marching orders because of VAR within the 51st minute.

Pepe leaned his head into Alioski

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Pepe leaned his head into Alioski

Anthony Taylor had no doubts after seeing the footage

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Anthony Taylor had no doubts after seeing the footage

After a short have a look at his pitchside monitor, referee Anthony Taylor brandished the cardboard at Elland Highway.

Sky Sports activities commentator Martin Tyler branded the headbutt ‘idiotic’ as he stated Pepe had ‘let his facet down’.

Footage confirmed the pair pushing one another minutes earlier, earlier than clashing once more when Pepe noticed crimson.

Leeds, who dominated the first-half as Raphinha and Patrick Bamford went shut, ramped up the strain on Arsenal following Pepe’s dismissal.

Bernd Leno produced an outstanding one-handed save to disclaim Stuart Dallas from close-range as substitute Rodrigo hit the bar within the 79th minute.


Arsenal not often threatened, nonetheless, Mikel Arteta’s facet had an ideal alternative to attain the winner six minutes from time.

Hector Bellerin’s good run ended with the right-back enjoying Bukayo Saka in on aim, however the 19-year-old was foiled by Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier.

Bamford added to Leeds’ frustrations when he headed on to the bar three minutes from time.

To compound Arsenal’s is also with out Saka as he was compelled off with an damage in stoppage time.

Leeds hit the woodwork for a THIRD time via Raphinha within the 95th minute.





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