During the past weeks, we have seen a lot of goals and Penalties disallowed in the Premier League. Most could be because of a striker’s shoulder been on the offside. Some goals have also been called off after the game has gone a few minutes after a hand was detected.
Premier League fans have had serious issues about those dreaded dotted lines that the Var use when they are determining if a player was caught on offside as everyone sits to wait for two minutes.
During the premier league on Thursday VAR reached a new low. Penalties decisions were made incorrectly by the VAR in all the matches that were played on Thursday night.
Premier League penalties decision mistakes
Tottenham vs Bournemouth
The premier league recorded a mistake in the match against Tottenham and Bournemouth, Harry Kane was denied a penalty by the VAR. Harry Kane was pushed by Bournemouth player, josh king at a corner.
The officiating referee didn’t issue a penalty for spurs. And the video assistant referee also didn’t say or call for the check. The game ended in a draw making the two sides shared points. The game saw Bournemouth grab a vital point in their fight against relegation, while Tottenham was not able to climb to the seventh position.
Aston Villa VS Manchester united
At villa park where Manchester united played against Aston villa, Bruno Fernandes was given a penalty after he stopped the ball at the edge of the villa box which led to a collision between him and Aston villa Ezri Konsa.
The referee blew his whistle to decide a penalty for the red devils. However, replays showed when Fernandes placed his boot on Konsa’s shin before both fell on the ground.
The video assistant referee, Graham Scott confirmed the incident occurred inside the area and allowed the penalty count. Bruno scored the penalty to give Man-u the lead.
After 3-0 win against villa united increased their chances of being in the champions league, leaving Aston villa to drown in the relegation zone.
Everton VS Southampton
The premier league also recorded another VAR mistake in the match against Southampton vs Everton. In an attempt to shoot the ball after controlling it, Southampton ward Prowse deliberately jumped into Andre Gomes.
A penalty was awarded for Southampton and VAR didn’t call it off. But it was unfortunate for Prowse when he missed the penalty.
Although Fifa promoted the VAR to be a “universal success”, but the lack of pitchside monitoring in the Premier league went against the general guidance. And the expectation is FIFA will expect this to be used more extensively.