PGMOL actually accepts that VAR’s decisions in Chelsea and Newcastle were wrong

PGMOL actually accepts that VAR’s decisions in Chelsea and Newcastle were wrong

PGMOL actually accepts that VAR’s decisions in Chelsea and Newcastle were wrong

The referees’ body PGMOL has indeed admitted that the VAR’s respective decisions to nullify goals at Chelsea and Newcastle on Saturday were wrong and promised to “cooperate fully” with a Premier League review of the incidents.

The council of professional gaming officials took the rare step of “acknowledging” specific disputes in a statement on Sunday and accepted the Premier League’s request for further investigation.

VAR’s decisions in all affected matches have already been reviewed by an independent five-member panel made up of Premier League and PGMOL representatives, as well as three former players, with their results sent to affected clubs.

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David Moyes was furious to see West Ham’s late draw canceled at Stamford Bridge (Steven Paston / PA)

So it is significant that PGMOL took the extra step after Saturday’s action, with West Ham denying the final draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, while the Magpies drew 0-0 with Crystal Palace after an own goal. by Tyrick Mitchell had been excluded at St James’ Park.

PGMOL said in a statement: “PGMOL acknowledges the incidents of disallowing goals in Chelsea v West Ham and Newcastle v Crystal Palace.

“We will fully cooperate and cooperate with the Premier League and their request to review these two particular incidents, using the result as part of the ongoing evaluation of the weekly performance and development of our match officials in the future.”

Both decisions were heavily criticized, with Hammers boss David Moyes marking VAR officer Jarred Gillett unfit for service after facing referee Andy Madley.

Maxwel Cornet’s shot was canceled after a VAR review in the London derby, with Jarrod Bowen deemed to have fouled Edouard Mendy as he attempted to reach a ball that was knocked over by the goalkeeper.

A furious Moyes said: “I am amazed that the VAR sent the referee to show him. But I thought that even if he goes on TV there’s no way he can turn him around, because that’s a goal. It was a ridiculously wrong decision.

Today I would question the VAR as much as the referee. But the referee should have stayed on his own guns. The sad thing is that this is the weak level of arbitrage right now.

“Look, in the end, I make a lot of mistakes, referees can make a lot of mistakes. But I hope that if the referee is wrong, that’s why he gets corrected by the VAR.

But if you say today that the referee’s mistake was corrected by the VAR, I’m saying I don’t see it in a million years. And I’m actually more embarrassed for the guy who made the VAR than for the referee.

Because this is telling me that he is someone who doesn’t understand football and probably shouldn’t be around him, if they think it was enough to send the referee on the screen.

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe was somewhat more measured in his reaction to Mitchell’s own goal overturned.

Referee Michael Salisbury ruled him out for a Joe Willock foul on goalkeeper Vicente Guaita, but Howe said, “I didn’t think it should have been overruled, personally I thought it was a foul or push on Joe Willock in the build- until the ball arrives.

“Joe’s momentum at that point is fixed by his opponent, then he takes him into the goalkeeper.

“But without that push, Joe would never have come in with that strength, so it’s not a foul for me. If anything, it’s a penalty if it’s not a goal, so I was very surprised by the result ”.

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