Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey receives red card for horror challenge

Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was awarded the first red card of the 2022 World Cup for a horror challenge on Iran forward Mehdi Taremi.

The 35-year-old had, minutes, earlier made one of the saves of the tournament when he dived low to his left to deny Saeid Ezatolahi but turned villain soon afterwards following a rush of blood to the head.

Hennessey sprinted out of his goal in an attempt to deny Taremi but succeeded only in flattening the Iran striker with a flying knee.

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