Ian Wright calls for changes in penalty technique

Ian Wright has called for changes in the laws of football to prevent footballers jumping or hopping while taking a penalty. Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes and Chelsea’s Jorginho hop during their run up to take a penalty and Ian Wright feels it gives an unfair advantage to the penalty taker.

Bruno Fernandes scored the only goal through a penalty to defeat West Brom last Saturday. Although the midfielder’s spot kick was saved by Sam Johnstone, VAR adjudged the goalkeeper had moved off his line before the kick was taken. Bruno dispatched the penalty in the second attempt to give Manchester United their first victory at home this season. Wright feels the laws need to be changed as the hop makes it difficult for the goalkeepers to time their dive. Speaking after the Manchester United game Wright said “It is difficult for goalkeepers. And then you’ve got forwards jumping up, doing this, doing that sort of stuff and the goalie can’t move his foot off. They should stop people jumping and that, they should have to make a full, just run at the ball and hit it. If they can move and the goalies can’t, that’s not fair.”

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