Brighton boss Graham Potter Potter: Lewis Dunk knows tackle on Gary Cahill was ‘not good’

BY SAM SMITH

Brighton manager Graham Potter has admitted that the tackle made by Lewis Dunk on Gary Cahill that earned his captain a red card used “excessive force”.

Dunk was sent off in added-time as the Seagulls scored late to equalise against Crystal Palace. His dived in two-footed as Cahill tried to clear a corner.

Potter said: “You’re right [it was a bad tackle]. It was a reckless challenge, it was excessive force.

“Lewis, he’s had a header and tried to block something. It’s something that we will have to learn from. It was not a good challenge.

“I have spoken to him and he knows it’s not good. He’s a nice guy and knows he’s got it wrong.”


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