England Coach Phil Neville was left furious with Cameroon for the way they conducted themselves during the 3-0 triumph in the Women’s World Cup round of 16, MySportDab reports.
This should have been a match where Neville praised his players for cruising into the quarter-finals, but instead, it was the losing side that stole the headlines.
The drama started not long after the first whistle when Nikita Parris looked like she was elbowed by Yvonne Leuko.
There was no use of VAR here, but the offender was booked.
Not long after Toni Duggan appeared to be spat on by Augustine Ejangue, although it must be said it seemed unintentional.
Steph Houghton gave the Lionesses the lead from a well worked indirect free kick, Ellen White got her fourth World Cup goal on the stroke of half-time.
The goal was at first chalked off but VAR checks ensureit stood to the dismay of Cameroon.
Their players were so furious after watching the replay on the big screen, they refused to play causing a delay to the restart.
England Coach Phil Neville
“It didn’t feel like football, I’ve got to be honest,” he told the BBC.
“I know we get these briefs about coming on TV and saying it was a good win.
“We played okay, we passed the ball well, we were ruthless in attack and we are ready to play in the quarter-final.
“But I’ve got to say that wasn’t football for me. That wasn’t a World Cup last 16 in terms of the behavior I want to see from footballers.”
The former Manchester United and Everton(England Coach Phil Neville) player clearly felt aggrieved at the way Cameroon conducted themselves, claiming it damaged the image of the women’s game.