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Video: Will Hughes Denied Most Obvious Penalty Ever in England U21 v Germany

Video: Will Hughes Denied Most Obvious Penalty Ever in England U21 v Germany

England and Germany are involved in another battle to reach a tournament final this afternoon, as the two old rivals face-off in the European Championships semi-final.

And the English will feel like they should’ve had a penalty after just seven minutes when the referee somehow failed to spot Will Hughes had been tripped.

The former Derby midfielder, who signed for Watford earlier this summer, slipped a delicious ball behind the German defence for Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham, only to see goalkeeper Julian Pollersbeck save brilliantly.

However, the German defender recovering the ball took a bit of a heavy touch, allowing Hughes back in, and then proceeded to unquestionably foul him:

But, somehow, the referee pointed for a goal-kick, and it left the English feeling the pain of injustice against the Germans once again.

What do you think of the incident? Is it as clear a penalty as we’re making out?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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