Henderson mocked by Belgium’s Meunier after winning England penalty
Jordan Henderson has been mocked by Belgium star Thomas Meunier after the manner in which he won a penalty for England.
It came during their 2-1 win over Belgium in the Nations League in a vital victory.
It takes the Three Lions top of group 2 by a point after a second-half winner from Mason Mount.
Romelu Lukaku netted the opener after being fouled by Eric Dier in the box and looked like they could go on to score even more.
But instead, the match changed during an England corner when Meunier was adjudged to have fouled Henderson in the box.
The Borussia Dortmund star put a hand on the midfielder's shoulder and he went to ground.
Rashford converted the resulting penalty, which was a talking point throughout the match.
The Red Devils pushed for the winner but it was the home side that took the lead through Chelsea star Mount, with a deflected effort.
And at full-time, Henderson and Meunier had an exchange of words, which was pleasant enough it must be said.
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The defender could be seen mocking the Liverpool captain, even imitating his fall.
“I got in front of my man and I felt him pull me back on my shoulder," he told Sky Sports. "I felt it was a penalty!"
In another interview, he said: "It was very nice to get back out there, playing for England.
"It was nice to play again after a while. It was a good game to come into, Belgium are a very good side.
"We’ve got to be delighted with the performance level and getting the three points.
"We managed the game very well, particularly second half. I thought we were a lot stronger and created one or two chances which I think we could have scored from and defended well overall.
"We know with the players that they’ve got that they are going to create problems, but I think we kept that to a minimum and managed to get the points which is important.
"He wasn’t sure it was a penalty, but I was pretty sure it was. I was in front of him and he pulled back on my shoulder.
"After that we grew in confidence in the game, after speaking about a couple of things tactically at half-time.
"We want to compete with the very best teams, and Belgium are certainly that.
"We competed very well and that’s what we want to do, keep competing and growing and you never know where that may take us.’
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