Alan Shearer and David Moyes agree on controversial penalty incident after Hungary beat Scotland

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Alan Shearer and David Moyes both believe Stuart Armstrong should have been given a penalty in Scotland's 1-0 Euro 2024 defeat to Hungary on Sunday

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway


Published: 23/06/2024

- 22:45

Updated: 23/06/2024

- 22:59

The two men have spoken out after the result in Stuttgart

Alan Shearer and David Moyes both believe Stuart Armstrong should have been given a penalty in Scotland's 1-0 Euro 2024 defeat to Hungary on Sunday.

The Tartan Army went into the clash hoping to book their place in the knockout stages of the competition.


However, Scotland were sunk at the death with Kevin Csoboth netting in the 100th minute of the match.

The game was overshadowed by a serious injury to Hungary star Barnabas Varga, with the 29-year-old taken off after colliding with Angus Gunn.

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Alan Shearer and David Moyes both believe Stuart Armstrong should have been given a penalty in Scotland's 1-0 Euro 2024 defeat to Hungary on Sunday

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It has since been confirmed the forward is in a 'stable condition' and 'conscious' following the bruising incident.

Scotland will feel aggrieved by the result in Germany, having fought so hard prior to Csoboth's late goal.

And both Shearer and Moyes believe a penalty should have been given for a foul on Armstrong, with the 32-year-old being given nothing and the officials failing to check VAR.

Shearer, speaking on the BBC, said: "From a Scotland point of view, it was through no lack of effort, but the reality is a lack of quality has cost them.

"Particularly in forward positions.

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"They were very rarely a threat. We were hoping rather than expecting.

"What I would say is the penalty decision was terrible. For me it was a penalty all day."

He added: "Orban takes Armstrong out. His right knee on to his left calf.

"For me that's a clear, clear penalty."

And Moyes, who left West Ham earlier this summer, was baffled VAR didn't intervene.

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"It's a reckless challenge from the defender. It's a huge decision," he said.

"Surely the people in VAR are seeing that and telling the referee to go to the screen?"

Former Scotland star Leanne Crichton, meanwhile, thinks Clarke could quit his role as manager after such a disappointing defeat.

"I wonder if Steve Clarke himself might look at this as if he's taken this team as far as he can," she said.

"He's been in the job a long time, you've got that run of results behind you, you're coming up to face Poland, Croatia and Portugal in the Nations League.

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Scotland star Stuart Armstrong was bundled down in the box during his side's Euro 2024 defeat to Hungary

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"The games don't get any easier.

"By the time the end of the year comes round we could be on one win in 18."

Pat Nevin is also unsure if Clarke will stay.

But he's happy with the job the 60-year-old has done during his stint in charge.

"There may be plenty of people saying it is time for Steve Clarke to go," said Nevin.

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Scotland lost 1-0 to Hungary in their Euro 2024 clash with Kevin Csoboth netting in the 100th minute of the match

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"I personally am delighted with how he has taken us to two Euros and we have looked like an organised, structured team for the vast majority of the time.

"But it almost looks like there might be one last hurrah for this group of players, which would be the World Cup.

"You need to decide whether you give it to Clarke or if he himself wants to take things any further."

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