According to a panel set up to investigate controversial decisions, there have been six incorrect VAR interventions in the first half of the Premier League season. One of these incidents included Gabriel Martinelli’s disallowed goal for Arsenal against Manchester United. These situations were reviewed by a panel consisting of three former players and a representative from the Premier League and PGMOL, the refereeing body.
ESPN said that Six wrong decisions have been pointed out out of the 48 times VAR has been used in the Premier League this season.
Arsenal’s Martinelli scored and thought he had given his side the lead in the 12th minute of the game at Old Trafford in September, after which VAR referee Lee Mason asked referee Paul Tierney to disallow goal because of a Martin Odegaard foul on Christian Eriksen. United then won 3-1 in Arsenal’s only Premier League defeat to date.
Both Odegaard and coach Mikel Arteta criticized the decision at the time. Arteta said: “It’s inconsistent. What is light? Last week, Aston Villa were conceded a goal when Aaron (Ramsdale) was fouled, but it was considered light and not a phase. Foul.”
“Then there should have been a penalty for Bukayo [Saka, bởi Tyrone Mings] but it is also considered light and not a penalty. Today, this was a foul. That’s really hard to accept.”
Odegaard added: “In my opinion, it was never a foul. The referee saw that and let the game continue. It was a light confrontation and for VAR to participate, it had to be clearer. . It’s been said so many times. On screen you can always make it look a little worse, but for me it was never a foul so it was annoying.”
The other five decisions deemed incorrect include penalties awarded to Crystal Palace and Brentford in matches against Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest. Palace were awarded a penalty by Lucas Digne’s handball, and Brentford was awarded the penalty for Dean Henderson’s foul on Yoane Wissa.
Other decisions were Maxwel Cornet’s last-minute equalizer for West Ham against Chelsea, which was disallowed due to Jarrod Bowen’s foul on Edouard Mendy, which resulted in West Ham’s 2-1 loss; Crystal Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell scored an own goal for Newcastle in a goalless draw, the goal disallowed as Joe Willock was reported to have fouled Vicente Guaita; and a red card for Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz in the 0-3 loss to Fulham, for violent behavior towards Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Thanh Vu | 11:24 December 22, 2022