As usual, the Portuguese midfielder incorporated a small jump into his swing in an attempt to try to push the goalkeeper down.
But Baggies No.1 Sam Johnstone matched Fernandes’ first effort, palpating his shot, only for officials to order a retake as he had strayed from his line.
Undeterred by his initial failure, Fernandes repeated his tried and true method, this time with better results finding the net, which prompted Wright to call for a change in penalty laws.
” It is [difficult for goalkeepers]Wright said on the BBC’s Match of the Day.
“And then you have forwards jumping, doing this, doing that stuff and the goalie can’t move his foot.
“They should keep people from jumping and that, they should have to refuel … just run on the ball and hit it.” If they can move and the guards can’t, that’s not fair. ”
Presenter Gary Lineker asked, “Are you going to have a law that says you can’t jump? “
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Wright replied, “Yeah, you have to go straight past your penalty spot, no jump. ”
The technique is also adopted by Chelsea’s Jorginho, although both players have missed penalties this season using their style.
Fernandes was fortunate enough to get a second 12-yard crack on this occasion, and his goal turned out to be the winner as United beat a 1-0 victory.
This was not the only point of discussion over penalties during the clash at Old Trafford, as West Brom had an earlier ruling overturned after referee David Coote reversed his original ruling after consulting with VAR.
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Coote had ruled that Fernandes fouled West Brom’s Conor Gallagher in the box, pointing quickly to the spot.
Replays showed Fernandes clearly kicked Gallagher in the shin without making contact with the ball, but after being asked to review his decision on the field monitor, Coote turned around on his appeal. .
BT Sport specialist Rio Ferdinand said: “It’s a shameful decision. The more you watch it, the more it is a penalty.
“It was so clear. This is not what VAR is for. “