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Alan Shearer comes to Lacazette’s defence following Schmeichel’s criticisms on penalty style

Arsenal beat Leicester City 2-0 at the Emirates on Sunday courtesy of a header by Thomas Partey and a penalty by Alexander Lacazette.

Leicester City goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel was clearly unsatisfied though, especially with the way Lacazette took his penalty by delaying his run up and the Danish goalkeeper appealed immediately to the referee for it to be overturned but those appeals were waved off.

Newcastle legend and football pundit Alan Shearer has come out to defend Alexander Lacazette’s penalty style, insisting that the referee was right to not ask for a retake.

Well, he would have a problem, he’s a goalkeeper,” the former England striker said on Premier League Productions as quoted by football.london. “I don’t see any problem with that.

“Kasper won’t be happy that he stop-starts his run. You wouldn’t have known that, the way he took that penalty, he hasn’t scored for so long because that was taken with confidence.

“High into the net. The goalkeeper had absolutely no chance and there is nothing wrong with that. It’s a good penalty and it rightfully stood.”

It was a penalty and a goal that broke Alexander Lacazette’s nine-game goal drought and the Frenchman was at the verge of going 10 games without scoring a goal for the first time in his Arsenal career.

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