Wayne Hennessey given straight red card for wiping out Iran striker Mehdi Taremi as Wales suffer late defeat

Wayne Hennessey was sent off for serious foul play in Wales’ 1-0 defeat to Iran.

The goalkeeper came charging out of his penalty area and took out the striker Mehdi Taremi around 35 yards from goal with a high boot.

It was a moment of madness from Hennessey that put his Wales teammates under real pressure

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It was a moment of madness from Hennessey that put his Wales teammates under real pressure

DOHA, QATAR – NOVEMBER 25: Wayne Hennessey of Wales is shown a red card during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between Wales and IR Iran at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on November 25, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

DOHA, QATAR – NOVEMBER 25: Wayne Hennessey of Wales is shown a red card during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between Wales and IR Iran at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on November 25, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Nottingham Forest goalkeeper initially picked up a booking for the challenge, much to the outrage of the Iran team and supporters in the stadium.

However, the referee then consulted with VAR and opted to change the goalkeeper’s booking for a straight-red card.

With Hennessey coming off the pitch, he was replaced in goal by Danny Ward with Aaron Ramsey the outfield Wales player to be replaced with just four minutes of normal time remaining.

More to follow.


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