Incorrect penalty decisions had been made by the video assistant referee in all three of Thursday’s games, a ragged referee working for the Premier League match centre told BBC Match of the Day.
Bruno Fernandes obtained a area-kick which he scored in Manchester United’s 3-0 raise over Aston Villa.
James Ward-Prowse hit the bar after a disputed penalty as Southampton drew 1-1 with Everton.
And Tottenham could well merely restful possess had a penalty for a Joshua King shove on Harry Kane in a 0-0 map with Bournemouth.
Ex Premier League official Dermot Gallagher told that United and Southampton wouldn’t possess been given penalties, but Tottenham could well merely restful possess been awarded one.
Worn Everton midfielder Tim Cahill, a Match of the Day pundit, said a ragged participant wishes to be wanting to work alongside the VAR officials at Stockley Park.
“I ponder that would basically reduction them, to imprint the actions,” the ragged Australia global said.
“When a participant falls to raise a penalty you can feel it. It must desire a participant there to give advice on what the participant is doing.
“They’re there to scheme the broad decisions they veritably can’t attain it. It is basically disappointing.”
Fifa is taking on command accountability of VAR from soccer rulemakers IFAB and is anticipated to grunt on better consistency across extra than a hundred global leagues, on points equivalent to the order of pitchside shows.
There used to be confusion within the Premier League, with referees’ chief Mike Riley limiting the order of shows to scheme obvious that the game is no longer slowed down.
1. Mourinho: ‘Highly high-quality individuals attain no longer are searching for to be criticised’
Tottenham supervisor Jose Mourinho said “each person within the area” thought his facet could well merely restful possess had a penalty, apart from video assistant referee Michael Oliver.
King pushed Kane within the encourage as he defended a tedious but referee Paul Tierney did no longer award a penalty and Oliver selected no longer to intervene.
Oliver, who will referee Sunday’s north London derby towards Arsenal, used to be additionally the VAR official when Kane had a function ruled out in Spurs’ 3-1 defeat by Sheffield United last week.
“The game had the very top 2d – you understand when, you understand who,” said the Spurs boss.
Mourinho told BBC MOTD he feels “highly high-quality individuals attain no longer are searching for to be criticised”.
Requested to clarify who he used to be relating to, Mourinho told Sky Sports: “The same referee that used to be the VAR towards Sheffield United. Within the area, all individuals is aware of that would be a penalty. And I enlighten all individuals, I mean all individuals.
“Treasure Sheffield, the particular person of the match used to be no longer one of many players. Nonetheless at Sheffield I could well perchance blame myself and the players, on the present time I couldn’t attain that.”
BBC Match of the Day pundit Dion Dublin said: “It is sure ensuing from Harry is environment himself ready to head that ball and he will get fouled. It is a penalty.”
2. Smith: ‘Disgraceful resolution’ to give United penalty
Moments after Trezeguet hit the submit for Villa, United obtained a penalty which Fernandes remodeled to situation them on their formula to a 3-0 raise.
The Portuguese pirouetted on the ball and regarded as if it will perchance well well perchance settle Villa defender Ezri Konsa’s leg – but referee Jon Moss awarded a penalty, a resolution supported by VAR.
Fernandes scored from the area to situation United on their formula to victory and walk away Villa four aspects from safety.
The Premier League match centre told Match of the Day that this used to be the scandalous resolution and could well merely restful possess been overturned by VAR.
Villa boss Dean Smith known because it a “disgraceful resolution”.
“I will imprint Jon [Moss, referee] getting it scandalous but I possess no longer know what VAR are looking at,” he said. “They’ve a hide they can walk and peer at it but they possess no longer appear to be .
“Fernandes is attempting a double glide-encourage – his first contact is on the ball, his 2d contact is on Ezri Konsa’s shin.”
His Manchester United counterpart, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, disagreed.
“I ponder or no longer it’s a penalty. The boy sticks out his leg, Fernandes does an fabulous Zidane, Maradona flip and he lands on him,” he said.
Dublin, who played for each clubs, said: “It is clearly, in our thought, no longer a penalty.
“Any one who has played the game is aware of what Fernandes is attempting to realize. He does the flip and he will get it scandalous. He puts his stud on Konsa’s shin. It modified the game.
“VAR is there to claim has the referee made an error they veritably did not ponder he had. That could well perchance imprint Villa thousands and thousands.”
Cahill said: “It is a enormous mistake. I feel for Aston Villa. This utterly goes towards them. VAR wishes to step in and it wishes to guard the players as properly.”
3. Saints’ disputed penalty
The Premier League additionally confirmed Southampton wouldn’t possess had a penalty towards Everton.
Ward-Prowse regarded as if it will perchance well well perchance tumble into the standing Andre Gomes, even though he missed the penalty as he hit the crossbar.
“The performance of the referee used to be like my group, no longer so stunning,” said Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti.
“Straightaway we said no penalty,” said MOTD pundit Cahill.
Diagnosis – BBC soccer reporter Simon Stone
The pre-deliberate transfer for Fifa to tackle the implementation of VAR comes on the high of a four-year route of because it used to be phased into elite soccer.
Although Fifa has declared VAR to be “a universal success”, the dearth of pitchside shows within the Premier League went towards the general guidance and the expectation is Fifa will effect a question to this to be frail extra extensively.
To boot to, rules round handball, offside and goalkeepers standing on their lines for penalty kicks will all be dealt with thru Fifa, with clarification anticipated for subsequent season, which particular particular person leagues would perchance be anticipated to adhere to.