Thursday Throwback: When Sheffield United's Stefan Scougall was body-slammed against Bradford City and didn't get a penalty

Rory McArdle somehow managed to get away with this throw down on Sheffield United's Stefan Scougall. SheffieldUtube/YouTube
Rory McArdle somehow managed to get away with this throw down on Sheffield United's Stefan Scougall. SheffieldUtube/YouTube
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Less of a throwback and more of a throw down as we look back at the incredible moment Stefan Scougall failed to get a penalty despite being literally wrestled to the ground.

With Bradford City next up for Sheffield United, it's a timely moment to look again and wonder in amazement how the Blades didn't get a spot kick for this challenge at Valley Parade.

Just after the break, a strong run from the little Scot took him into the box, where he was held up by Rory McArdle. The Sheffield-born, one-time Owls defender, won the ball with his challenge then decided that wasn't enough and picked up the diminutive midfielder and slammed him to the ground.

A penalty looked a certainty, however referee Simon Hooper appeared to feel the challenge was fair and waved play on.

The incident happened two years ago this week and luckily the decision didn't alter the course of the game with United going on to win 2-0. Bob Harris and Marc McNulty were on target for the Blades.