Luke Shaw, England defender, made a rough challenge on USMT’s Timothy Weah in their FIFA World Cup 2022 Group B match on Saturday. However, the referee did not take out a card.

In the 52nd minute, with the score tied at 0-0, Shaw made a strong challenge at Weah. England had a frustrating first-half. They were on the back-foot all through. 

Meanwhile, USA created two golden chances – in the hands of Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie – but failed to convert. 

After Shaw’s challenge on Weah, which left the latter down with pain, fans slammed the referee for not taking out a card. 

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“Luke Shaw should already be on a yellow. Smh,” a second one said. 

“Anyone else notice that the ITV commentary went deadly quiet for quite some time after that Luke Shaw tackle on Weah,” a third one tweeted. 

Meanwhile, USA fans kept taking a jibe at their rivals by chanting ‘It’s called soccer’ during the match.

USA got in Giovanni Reyna for Timothy Weah in the 83rd minute. Josh Sargent came in for Haji Wright. 

For England Jordan Henderson and Marcus Rashford were second–half substitutions. 

The match ended in a 0-0 draw with both sides coming close to scoring but failing in the end. However, the fans, commentators, and even the numbers suggested that USMNT produced better and more quality chances overall. 

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England fans were enraged with South Gate and questioned his tactical choices in the match. They were particularly furious about Foden sitting on the bench while the Three Lions failed to stitch together quality attacks. 

Speaking to the media after the match, England’s skipper Harry Kane said that every match is tough and a draw is a good result as it puts them in a “great position in the group”. 

England will play Wales in their final group-stage match and a draw will take them through to the round of 16.