Premier-League Admits Error in VAR-Decision

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Premier-League Admits Error in VAR-Decision
Premier-League Admits Error in VAR-Decision

Premier-League Admits Error in VAR-Decision

The Premier League has accepted that VAR reviewed penalty decisions wrongly in the three matches on Thursday, as frustration mounts over the utilization of the technology within the English top-flight.

Manchester United was favored by this wrong decision by the video assistant referee following their 3-0 win at Aston Villa, while Tottenham suffered fresh frustration from the review system in their 0-0 draw at Bournemouth.

Bruno Fernandes, United midfielder was awarded a penalty when he collide into Ezri Konsa before tumbling within the area despite little evidence of a foul by the Villa defender.

Premier-League Admits Error in VAR-Decision

Jose Mourinho’s Spurs were out-played for a very long time but felt frustrated after Josh King’s press on Harry Kane within the penalty area went unpunished despite a VAR review.

Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse hit the bar after a disputed penalty because the south coast side drew 1-1 with Everton.

The Premier League attested to the BBC’s Match of the Day programme that United and Southampton shouldn’t have been given penalties, but Tottenham should have been awarded one.

Ex Everton midfielder, Tim Cahill, the day’s match pundit, said a former player should be allowed to work alongside VAR officials.

Premier-League Admits Error in VAR-Decision

“I think that might really help them, to know the movements,” the previous Australia international said.

“When a player falls to shop for a penalty you’ll feel it. It must need a player there to offer advice on what the player is doing.

“They’re there to form the large decisions and that they can’t roll in the hay . It’s really disappointing.”

Mourinho refused to talk about Michael Oliver’s appointment as referee for Sunday’s match against Arsenal at his pre-match news conference.

Premier-League Admits Error in VAR-Decision

Oliver has been the Spur’s VAR official for Spurs’ past two away games. Wrong decisions were made by VAR in both — a Harry Kane goal was chalked off for a Lucas Moura handball at Sheffield United and no penalty was awarded at Bournemouth.

Mourinho believes referees and VAR officials should be made accessible after games to elucidate their decisions.

“I think you should have access to them, I think you should have access to them to ask directly why,” he said.

“It is very important. They are very important in the game, I think so.

Premier-League Admits Error in VAR-Decision

“It would stop nothing, make things far more open, far more clear. It would give the ref the chance to say, ‘Yes, I made a mistake — I feel sorry for that’, or ‘Yes I had incredible performance’.”

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