Former Premier League referee Chris Foy examines decisions fromthe latest Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two action; QPR vs Sunderland, Blackburn vs Middlesbrough, Derby vs Portsmouth, Exeter vs Cheltenham and Wrexham vs Grimsby all analysed
Tuesday 19 September 2023 10:34, UK
Behind the Whistle is back, with former Premier League referee Chris Foy going through a selection of key match decisions from the latest Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two action.
Behind the Whistle aims to give supporters of EFL clubs an insight into the decision-making considerations and also clarification of certain calls to provide an understanding of how the laws of the game are interpreted.
As part of a regular feature onSky Sports following the conclusion of a matchday, Foy will be here to run you through some refereeing matters in the EFL…
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Incident: Potential red card — serious foul play (QPR)
Decision: Red card awarded — serious foul play (QPR)
Foy says: The referee was decisive in his actions and couldn't have been better positioned to make the judgement, which was correct in my view.
It ticks all the boxes for a serious foul play offence and therefore a red card — it was a lunging challenge, with the leading left leg making a high, full and forceful contact with the right calf of the opponent, clearly endangering his safety.
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