Some decisions by match officials and the video assistant referees generated controversies during matches in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Some of these errors were recorded during the games between Everton and Liverpool, Chelsea vs West Ham United and Aston Villa vs Manchester City.
Chelsea vs West Ham
David Moyes and his West Ham side were robbed of a late equaliser against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
VAR deemed that Chelsea’s struggling goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy had been fouled in the build-up to Maxwel Cornet’s goal, but replays proved otherwise.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City
In Saturday’s other scandals, referee Simon Hooper and his linesman judged an offside call too early during the game between rejuvenated Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa and Premier League champions, Manchester City.
The decision denied Villa a potentially match-winning goal after it emerged that offending player Philipe Coutinho was in-fact onside.
Everton vs Liverpool
Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk played the entire duration of the Merseyside derby despite deserving a straight red card over what looked like intentional stamping on Everton’s Amadou Onana.
The Netherlands international was perhaps lucky not to have been sent off with the referee seeing nothing wrong with the leg-breaker.
Everton manager Frank Lampard could not believe the incident did not go to VAR.
Newcastle vs Newcastle United
Newcastle forward, Joe Willock was adjudged to have fouled Crystal Palace’s goalkeeper Vicente Guaita with the Magpies winning goal in the 0-0 draw disallowed.
The VAR officials thereby missed the fact that Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell had pushed Willock into the goalkeeper.
Two more matches are slated today, with Brighton playing struggling Leicester City, while Manchester United tackle league leaders, Arsenal at Old Trafford.
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