Arsenal’s goal against Man United among the 6 Premier League VAR errors

Premier League referees made six incorrect VAR interventions in the early part of the season before the World Cup break which, according to ESPN sources, includes Arsenal’s goal against Manchester United.

An independent panel, made up of three former players and a representative from both the Premier League and PGMOL, assesses all the key incidents of the match over a weekend and reports back to clubs on Thursday indicating where errors have been made.

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Howard Webb has now taken over as PGMOL’s Director of Refereeing, tasked with improving refereeing standards both on the pitch and in the VAR room. He has appointed a dedicated VAR coach to work with the two full-time and rotating video referees at Stockley Park.

Webb will be keen to reduce the number of errors being made in the VAR room, and the panel reported that six of the 48 errors this season were incorrect. Sources told ESPN that the list of errors includes the goal. gabriel martinelli he thought he scored to put Arsenal in front in the 12th minute at Old Trafford when the game was goalless. VAR officer Lee Mason advised referee Paul Tierney that the goal should be disallowed for a foul on the accumulation of martin odegaard on christian eriksen. United went on to win the game 3-1.

Also included among the errors is the decision to discard Maxwell bugleWest Ham United’s late draw at Chelsea for a foul in the preparation of Jarrod Bowen on eduardo mendyand an own goal from Crystal Palace tyrick mitchell at Newcastle United that was annulled for a foul in preparation by joe willock in goalkeeper vincent guita.

The penalty awarded to Brentford at Nottingham Forest, when the VAR judged that goalkeeper dean henderson had shot down yoane warned for a penalty, he was also wrong.

There have also been several more missed interventions, with ESPN sources revealing that two West Ham goals should have been disallowed for handball in a 3-1 home win against Fulham.

The six incorrect rollovers of the VAR

Crystal Palace 3-1 Aston Villa
Penalty awarded (scored on Wilfried Zaha’s rebound) by Lucas Digne’s handball, 55th minute

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham
Goal annulled by Maxwel Cornet due to a foul in preparation by Jarrod Bowen on Edouard Mendy, minute 90

Newcastle 0-0 Crystal Palace
Own goal by Tyrick Mitchell disallowed due to a foul in preparation by Joe Willock on Vicente Guaita, minute 51

Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal
Goal annulled by Gabriel Martinelli due to a foul in Martin Odegaard’s preparation on Christian Eriksen, minute 12

Fulham 3-0 Aston Villa
Douglas Luiz sent off for violent conduct against Aleksandar Mitrovic, 61st minute

Nottingham Forest 1-3 Brentford
Penalty awarded (scored by Bryan Mbeumo) for Dean Henderson fouling Yoane Wissa, 44th minute

Webb will visit all the Premier League clubs in the new year to meet key staff and discuss what is expected of referees, and try to open up a conversation about how things should change and discuss the logic of decision-making. decisions. This will include a review of the implementation of VAR in the Premier League and the management of expectations.

No decision has yet been made on the introduction of semi-automatic VAR next season, like the one used by FIFA in the World Cup and UEFA in the Champions League.

Meanwhile, the Premier League, along with Major League Soccer and France’s Ligue 1, has submitted an application to soccer lawmakers, the IFAB, to try temporary concussion replacements starting next season.

Currently, a player is evaluated on the field before a doctor determines if he should withdraw from the game. This has led to some worrying scenes with players determined to stay on the pitch, including Iran’s goalkeeper. Alireza Beiranvand against England, who was eventually replaced after trying to play on and going down a second time.

The Premier League wants to remove players from the game and take them to the medical room to be assessed for 10 minutes, at which point they will return to the match or the temporary substitute will become permanent.

The IFAB’s annual general meeting will take place in March, when leagues will be told if they have permission for the test, but some other European leagues are against deviating from permanent concussion substitutes.

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