Scotland denied 'stonewall penalty' as pundits rage at agonising Euro 2024 moment

Stuart Armstrong goes down in the box
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Scotland pundits were left gobsmacked after Stuart Armstrong was denied a 'stonewall' penalty against Hungary.

As the Scots chased a crucial winner to send us through to knockouts, Armstrong found himself one on one after being slid through by Scott McTominay. But the Southampton playmaker was unable to get a shot away after a tangle inside the box with RB Leipzig captain Willi Orban. Scotland stars screamed for a spotkick but referee Facundo Tello was having none of it.

James McFadden couldn't believe what he was seeing in commentary as Armstrong was bundled over as he exclaimed: "I thought it was a penalty myself initially but he was actually pointing his finger saying 'No'.

"Stuart Armstrong gets his body in front, Oban comes in through the back of him. It's clumsy and of course I'm going to say it should be a penalty for Scotland. But I can't believe the referee hasn't given that on-field at the time."

Leanne Crichton was equally baffled but suggested Armstrong may have been offside: "It looks like a stonewall penalty. My only concern is that he looked marginally offside."

Pat Nevin added: "He's got to look at that, the referee. It looked a clumsy challenge."

It proved a major moment as Scotland's Euro 2024 came to a devastating end after Kevin Csoboth netted in the 100th-minute to send us home.