The Premier League has made an embarrassing admission after Thursday’s league games as they claim that VAR got all three penalty decisions wrong. Awkward.
VAR awarded Southampton and Manchester United a penalty in each of their games as they denied Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur one in what did appear to be a stone-wall foul on striker Harry Kane.
The decisions were arguably a huge deciding factor in the game’s final outcomes as Southampton drew Everton 1-1, United thumped Villa 3-0 and Bournemouth held Spurs 0-0.
Now the Premier League has admitted that VAR got not just one of those decisions wrong, but all of them as per BBC Sport.
The latest talking point in England’s top-flight is once again VAR, love it or hate it, it’s very much here to stay, but adaptions do need to be made.
Ex-Premier League ace Tim Cahill thinks former pros need a seat in Stockley Park which is where VAR operates from, he said: “I think that would really help them, to understand the movements.
“When a player falls to buy a penalty you can feel it. It must need a player there to give advice on what the player is doing.
“They’re there to make the big decisions and they can’t do it. It’s really disappointing.”
Cahill’s comments come in light of the news that FIFA are taking full responsibility over VAR from official rule-making body IFAB.
FIFA are believed to want to ensure a greater level of consistency is deployed across all league’s with the use of pitch-side monitors being one of those key areas.