Nicolas Pepe red card vs Leeds 2020 | Pepe headbutts Alioski and sent off VAR review

By Soccer Blog | Nov 22, 2020

This Nicolas Pepe headbutt on Ezgjan Alioski saw the Arsenal winger sent off following a VAR review after the interval in their clash against Leeds earlier today. The Pepe red card v Leeds came in the 51st minute- he head butted Alioski in an off the ball clash with the scores at 0-0

Nicolas Pepe red card Leeds | Pepe vs Alioski incident

Also check out the Tierney vs Alioski incident after the game and xG expected goals stats for Leeds v Arsenal.

3 Comments so far
  1. Sean November 22, 2020 5:48 pm

    Silly from Pepe to do a headbutt in the era of VAR. Any kind of headbutt is a straight red card, even if the contact is minimal.

  2. ST November 22, 2020 5:54 pm

    Mr Pepe paying tribute to his Portuguese namesake with that headbutt!

  3. EJ November 22, 2020 7:35 pm

    Theatrical reaction from Alioski, but would VAR have noticed the incident if he hadn’t fallen down like that?

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