Alan Shearer thinks Eddie Howe ‘too well’ accepted the’shocking’ VAR ruling that Newcastle United’s goal against Crystal Palace was invalid. Despite seeming to be shoved in the back by Tyrick Mitchell, Joe Willock was given a penalty for colliding with Vincente Guaita.
The full-back for the Eagles accidentally diverted the ball into his own goal, and referee Michael Salisbury first upheld the score. Nevertheless, the referee disallowed the goal when Lee Mason of VAR persuaded him to do so.
It comes soon after the frustration of the extra-time in the last-second loss at Anfield and is the latest in a string of questionable decisions that have already gone against Newcastle this season. Additionally, it was one of several dubious decisions, It was also one of several questionable calls in the latest gameweek, with Aston Villa and West Ham both on the wrong end of decisions against ‘Big Six’ opponents.
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Shearer, who was visibly upset by the decision at St. James’ Park, maintains that only one person is to responsible for the Magpies’ potential victor. If you think that West Ham decision was poor, have a look at this one, he said to Match of the Day. Again, whichever term you want to use, it is startling, dismal, or disgusting.
“Mitchell understands that Willock is genuinely going to head that, which is why he shoves him. The referee, Michael Salisbury, who is inexperienced because this is only his eighth game, actually gets it right.
“He scores, but Lee Mason, the video assistant referee, oddly tells him no, you’ve made a howler. That’s meant to be a howler from the referee, so Lee Mason tells him to go to the screen and only show him these angles.
“Oddly enough, they don’t depict him from this perspective. All angles indicate a foul, but that one is obvious and he doesn’t notice it. Lee Mason is to fault in this case since the referee is inexperienced, therefore he feels as though he needs to go back and change his opinion or challenge a more seasoned official.
“You must make the proper choice because at this level you are playing in the big boys league. He received absolutely no assistance from the VAR. They fired Mike Riley, the PGMOL’s head, since he wasn’t qualified for the position, albeit he still has a job until Howard Webb takes over around the holidays.
He has a large task at hand and far, way too many mistakes. The issue is not with VAR; rather, as I frequently emphasise, it is with the individuals in charge of it.
Howe said in his post-match interviews that he was “extremely startled” by the choice. The goal was disallowed, according to Newcastle’s head coach, who felt Guaita lying down for treatment had an impact on the decision.
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Howe’s response was temperate in compared to David Moyes’ rage at the choice to prevent West Ham from tying Chelsea that same day. Maxwel Cornet scored to tie the score at 2-2, but VAR disallowed the goal because Jarrod Bowen fouled Edouard Mendy.
Following the loss, Moyes could not contain his wrath, calling the decision a “scandalous” one and declaring he had “lost trust” in Premier League officiating. Shearer said, “Too well,” when broadcaster Gary Lineker questioned him about Howe’s own remark. You can see David Moyes was upset by his response. Eddie, though, is the way he is.