The penalty science giving keepers an edge when they’re on the spot

There was a lot more to Ben Kennedy’s incredible injury-time penalty saves for the Mariners on Saturday than simply “guessing the right way”, reveals Vedran Janjetovi?

The trill of the whistle pierces the night air. Jolted, thousands of spectators grasp for the same breath, short and sharp, and train their gazes on the source of the alarm. They locate a referee’s finger extended telescopically from his arm at a near right-angle from his body.


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