‘He should be keeping that out!’ – Tim Howard criticises Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa for failing to save Casemiro header – REAL CHELSEA FANS      

‘He should be keeping that out!’ – Tim Howard criticises Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa for failing to save Casemiro header


Former Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard has criticised Chelsea ’s Kepa Arrizabalaga for failing to keep out Casemiro’s header. Chelsea looked to be on their way to claiming all three points after Jorginho slammed home a penalty with just three minutes remaining on Saturday after Armando Broja was hauled down in the box.


United’s summer signing popped up with a crucial goal deep into added time, however, latching onto Luke Shaw’s cross with a fine looping header. While Kepa managed to get a hand to it, the ball was judged to have crossed the line before he could scramble it away, handing United a well-earned point in west London . Former USA international Howard, who spent three seasons at Old Trafford before a successful spell at Everton, insists the Chelsea goalkeeper should have done better with the effort.


‘Credit Casemiro, it’s a good looping header. But I must say Kepa gets a full hand to the ball, he should be keeping that out,’ Howard said on NBC Sports. ‘He should be steering that around the post, would’ve been a really good save and that is a tight, tight call.’


McTominay was judged to have brought down in what looked to be the game’s pivotal moment just six minutes coming off the bench with former United defender Gary Neville describing the foul as ‘terrible’ and ‘clumsy’. Howard however sympathised with the Scotland international, who expected the decision to ber overturned by VAR.

‘There’s a lot of wrestling, there’s a lot of jostling for position, grabbing jerseys. That’s how you’re taught to defend, rightfully so,’ said Howard. ‘I didn’t love the fact that I thought Broja threw himself to the floor, that was obvious from the pictures. So the fact that McTominay had his arms around him didn’t actually send Broja to the floor.’


A point for United keeps them in fifth place, one point behind Chelsea. Newcastle United could leapfrog them both with victory over Tottenham Hotspur in north London on Sunday afternoon. Erik ten Hag’s side have three more Premier League games before the World Cup break, in action against West Ham United, Aston Villa and Fulham in the coming weeks.

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