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Rico Lewis should 'NEVER' have been penalised by VAR, insists Dion Dublin

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Dion Dublin blasted North Macedonia's awarding of a spot-kick against England on Friday as 'never a penalty' and criticised Three Lions defenders for 'being on mute'.

England surprisingly went a goal behind against the European minnows after Rico Lewis was deemed to have fouled Bojan Miovski after catching him with a trailing arm.

The Manchester City youngster jumped the ball on his senior England debut, but slightly caught his North Macedonian opponent in the face when doing so.

Referee Filip Glova initially waved play on before being told by VAR to watch the incident back on the pitchside monitor and subsequently awarded the penalty.

Former England international, Dublin, watched on in Skopje and balked at the officials decision that gave Enis Bardhi the chance to open the scoring.

'That can't be a penalty surely. The hand in face I get that but football is a contact sport. Surely not.

'Oh my word. I am very surprised ref has given that, really am. Hand in face I get that but how else are you supposed to jump? Never a penalty for me, never,' he fumed.