18 Oct Liverpool penalty and Hamza Choudhury yellow right decisions – Ref Watch
Hamza Choudhurys yellow card for a handle on Mohamed Salah and liverpool penalty were equally appropriate decisions, Dermot Gallagher has said on Ref Watch.
The prior Premier League referee cast his expert eye on the weekends activity, in which VAR once again played its part, and gave his opinions on some of the big conclusions…
INCIDENT: In the games final minutes, Liverpool were awarded a penalty following Mark Albrighton captured the foot of Sadio Mane at the area, sending the forwards over. Referee Chris Kavanagh pointed to the place and the decision was confirmed by a VAR review. Win the game for Liverpool and james Milner stepped up to convert the spot-kick.
The VERDICT choice of DERMOT.
DERMOT SAYS:We speak about it due to how Mane went down, he did not go down too well, however I think its a foul and as soon as you provide a foul, you have to give a punishment. The issue weve got is that we discuss minimal touch and going down theatricallythat he does do that, but I really do think he had been fouled.
INCIDENT: Only prior to the punishment, Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury hacked Mohamed Salah as he drove towards the box. Although he hasnt suffered any damage, while the area limped off choudhury has been given a yellow card.
Klopp said following the match:I stay here and should be just happy due to how the boys did this, but I cant get over the Choudhury yellow card. He must know. He perhaps was unfortunate with (Matt) Ritchie, but he must calm down. You cant only go for the guy, a yellow card
The VERDICT: Correct choice of DERMOT.
DERMOT SAYS:I do not believe he catches him with his boot. It is a yellow-card challenge and if you have a look at it, he is caught by him . Hes low, he has come a brief distance and Salah is moving away from him it isnt the speed and strength of hitting bloke directly on, so I think it is a yellow card.
INCIDENT: There was yet an additional VAR call at the London Stadium. Jordan Ayew scored in the 87th minute, but it was ruled by the linesman out for offside. The conclusion went to VAR which showed Martin Kelly – who assisted the target – and also Ayew were equally onside, awarding Crystal Palace the goal and overturning the initial phone.
DERMOTS VERDICT decision.
DERMOT SAYS:It is an awesome choice, because there were two. Theres the first one where Angelo Ogbonna retains Martin Kelly onside as he heads it back on. Subsequently Ryan Fredericks keeps Jordan Ayew onside.
People say to me concerning the time frame [of their VAR check], that was two minutes, however you simply need to appear at it to determine how tight a call its and they had to build it up. It is possible to see why theyve taken time and theyve got it correctly. Youd rather spend the opportunity to get it right than look today and find it should have remained disallowed.
INCIDENT: Earlier in the match, Crystal Palace were awarded a penalty after the ball struck Declan Rices top arm . Patrick van Aanholt transformed into equalise for the visitors.
DERMOTS VERDICT: Correct choice.
DERMOT SAYS:It was very close but his [Rices] hands are over his head and in the pre-season advice that is what was said – if you put your hands above your head, its not a natural place.
It is possible to see his hands are far above his head when he manages the ball and it was said that referees would provide penalties for that and he also did. It was also checked by VAR and also given the OK.
INCIDENT: Everton defender Seamus Coleman was sent off after receiving two yellow cards. The first foul has been a challenge on the second and Erik Pieters for leaping into Dwight McNeil in a challenge that is large.
DERMOTS VERDICT: First was a reddish but minute was a yellowish.
DERMOT SAYS:I believe the first foul is a red-card offence by itself. If you are training a man, the first thing you say to them will be if someone overruns the ball which Seamus will – be ready when he lunges for what may happen.
I have no doubt whatsoever that hed no intention of hurting Pieters but he is tackled with his wrong foot and grabbed him on the crab with his studs. Hed send off him, In case the referee sees exactly what we have seen. VAR recommended it did not meet the threshold thus the matter was dealt with.
For the moment, the reality that he jumps right into McNeil such as he can, the referee sees it because hes leaping at him and Seamus just accepts it. I believe Seamus is currently thinking,well with everything I did in the first half and exactly what Ive done nowI deserve to get sent . Credit to him, he simply walks straight off
INCIDENT: Towards the ending of Newcastles win, Scott McTominay caught Sean Longstaff on the leg with his claws. It led to referee Mike Dean being surrounded by players from either side, but it was a yellow card to the Manchester United midfielder.
DERMOTS VERDICT decision.
DERMOT SAYS:Theres minimal contact, it is a short distance and I do think he belongs to pull out. He realises Sean Longstaff is and that he just touches him. If he wanted to go , he could have taken on, however I think that a yellow card is proper.