Newcastle supervisor Eddie Howe has voiced his frustration over a sequence of controversial VAR selections which have pissed off the northeast aspect’s bid to keep away from relegation from the Premier League, saying they’d crated a way of “injustice” amongst his gamers. The Magpies have been denied penalties in every of their final two video games and conceded a disputed equaliser at Liverpool, with midfielder Isaac Hayden mendacity on the turf within the field. Howe now desires readability from the Skilled Sport Match Officers Restricted (PGMOL), the physique that oversees Premier League referees, with second-bottom Newcastle three factors shy of security forward of their match at house to Manchester United on Monday.
“I am simply barely confused about the usage of VAR,” Howe mentioned Thursday.
“Initially when VAR was launched, it was used recurrently to attempt to get the best determination as a result of finally that is what we’re all after…However for some motive, I believe the use has been diluted.”
The Englishman added: “All we’re asking for is just a few readability on the choices, actually, and the way the officers on the time, whether or not it is on the pitch or the usage of VAR, have come to these selections.”
Newcastle had taken a shock lead at Anfield when Diogo Jota levelled after referee Mike Dean allowed play to go on with Hayden mendacity contained in the penalty space having apparently suffered a head damage.
The Magpies went on to lose 3-1, with Ryan Fraser later seeing penalty appeals waved away after he had gone down underneath Trent Alexander-Arnold’s problem.
The Scotland worldwide on the receiving finish once more on final weekend when he was taken out by Manchester Metropolis keeper Ederson at St James’ Park — however to not the satisfaction of referee Martin Atkinson — with Newcastle already 2-0 down in an eventual 4-0 defeat.
Howe, requested about the usage of VAR, mentioned: “I do not see it successfully intervening as a lot because it did within the early levels in a constructive method, and I really feel that is undoubtedly affected us in current video games, the place particularly Ryan Fraser’s incident towards Manchester Metropolis, you suppose VAR has to return in.
“There’s been undoubtedly a sense of injustice, I can sense that among the many group.
“However it’s very a lot a case of seeking to the longer term and simply making an attempt to teach ourselves on why sure issues have not occurred and the usage of VAR, which I believe has undoubtedly been contentious so far as we have been involved, undoubtedly.”
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