You may by now have got wind of the fact that Nathan Dyer wasn’t best pleased at being denied the chance to convert a penalty of his own winning – thereby completing a hattrick – in yesterday’s 5-0 League Cup final win over Bradford City.
Designated penalty taker Jonathan De Guzman refused to be swayed by Dyer’s prospective personal landmark, grabbing the ball and dispatching it with aplomb to put Michael Laudrup’s Swansea City side four goals to the good.
Should De Guzman have stepped aside and let Dyer have his glory? There seems to be a divide in opinion between those currently playing and their retired elders. Here’s what the current crop had to say…
Peter Odemwingie, West Bromwich Albion
Give Dyer the ball !!!
— Peter Odemwingie (@OdemwingieP) February 24, 2013
Chris Samba, Queens Park Rangers
I’m really shock Nathan dyer never tookthat
— Samba Christopher (@cs4christsamba1) February 24, 2013
James McArthur, Wigan Athletic
cant believe he aint letting dyer take it.
— james mcarthur (@jamesmcarthur16) February 24, 2013
Elliott Bennett, Norwich City
— Elliott Bennett (@Ebenno88) February 24, 2013
Ross McCormack, Leeds United
Absolute disgrace from de Guzman!!!!!!!!
— Ross McCormack (@Rossmccormack44) February 24, 2013
Aaron Cresswell, Ipswich Town
De Guzman is the biggest bellend ever..How could u not let him have that? The games over…
— Aaron cresswell (@Aaron_Cresswell) February 24, 2013
Kyle Bennett, Doncaster Rovers
— kyle bennett (@kbennyb) February 24, 2013
David Cotterill, Doncaster Rovers
What am I seeing here de Guzman let him have the pen u bell. #CapitalOneCup
— David cotterill (@cotterill_david) February 24, 2013
Myles Weston, Gillingham
I hope @nathdyer87 scores his hat trick and celebrates in his face!!!
— Westy (@mylesweston) February 24, 2013
Luke Garbutt, Everton
Soo poor from his team mates not to let dyer take the pen for his hatrick #justsaying
— Luke Garbutt (@luke_garbutt) February 24, 2013
Now look what the elder statesmen had to say…
Robbie Fowler, ex-Liverpool, Leeds United and Manchester City
@amorgan94 not they shouldn’t morgo… Team comes first,not personal glory.
— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) February 24, 2013
Jody Morris and Jason Cundy, ex-Chelsea
@morriskid spot on. This is a cup final not a kick about. Showed class and respect by doing that as well
— Jason Victor Cundy (@jasoncundy05) February 24, 2013
Neil Ruddock, ex-Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and West Ham United
— Neil Ruddock (@RealRazor) February 24, 2013
Franny Lee, ex-Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers and Derby County
Silly argument over the pen. Disrespectful to the opposition. The cup is won you have scored two goals, put a smile on your face Dyer!
— Franny Lee (@FrannyLee7) February 24, 2013
Where do you stand on the Dyer v De Guzman penalty fiasco? Have your say in the comment section below…