GARETH SOUTHGATE fumed as England were denied an early penalty against Iran.

England won their first corner after just three minutes, with Kieran Trippier subsequently swinging it in.

Reuters

Harry Maguire couldn’t believe he wasn’t awarded a spot kick[/caption]

Harry Maguire appeared to be bear-hugged in the box, although no spot kick was forthcoming – with VAR opting not to intervene.

The incident prompted a protest from Southgate, who waved his arms in frustration.

Fans also fumed online, with one writing: “Stone wall penalty.”

A second tweeted: “A clear pen all day long.”

Another added: “Maguire is literally being rugby tackled.”

While a fourth fumed: “England already robbed of a penalty 3 minutes in.”

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