Jimmy Carragher categorically said Southampton should not have been awarded a controversial late penalty against Brighton, but Ralph Hsienhotel thinks it was the right decision.
Video assistant referee ruled Solly Marsh for a foul on Kyle Walker Peters inside the area, although the initial push appeared outside the penalty area, with the referee awarding David Coot a free kick.
However, there was a tangle of legs soon after this happened when the pair got into the penalty area, prompting Walker Peters to be dispatched, and VAR official Peter Banks considered that was enough to award Southampton a penalty. Danny Ings converted from the penalty spot to seal a 2–1 victory.
It proved to be another controversial decision by VAR, as Carragher vigorously asserted that it should not have been submitted.
Tell Monday Night Football: “It is a mistake, there is no doubt that it was a mistake, whether it was two mistakes or one mistake.
“There is a slight nudge in the back and you see it when the referee gives her when she is outside the penalty area – you can see that she is outside the penalty area. It’s the next part and I don’t know how you can say it’s a mistake. Is he practicing putting his leg on him, is he Walker Peters kicking him in Back leg?
“Video Assistant rule does not give [the push outside the area] As a punishment, they are not. You can not do that. Initial contact, feet are clearly outside the box. The reason you give them this is [as the players go inside the area]. I think it’s too cruel and I don’t think it’s a penalty.
PGMOL Statement on the Southampton Penalty Incident
In the 77th minute of the Brighton game against Southampton, the referee awarded David Coot a free kick just outside the penalty area for a foul by Solly March against Kyle Walker Peters.
“The video assistant referee examined the incident and informed the referee that the error occurred within the area and the decision must be changed to a penalty kick.
“The referee did not use the judgment review area because this was a realistic decision.”
“This is not one for referee to go and look at the screen, it’s realistic, it’s a bit like offside. Is he in the penalty area, is he out of the box? Now he doesn’t get inside or outside – it’s obvious at the beginning and the next mistake is inside the area.” The penalty.
“So the question is whether this was wrong and from the VAR’s point of view, they should have asked the referee to go and look. I’ve said before, going to the screen is a waste of time because no one has ever changed their decision.
“I said last week that I feel like sometimes, VAR has been brought in to help the officials and we all wanted to come to help – the game is going a million miles an hour so how can they see things? But I think VAR revealed some officials when they have a second chance to look at things and still They get it wrong. For me, that’s another case where I don’t think it’s a punishment. “
Ljungberg: I can’t understand why they were given a penalty
Former Arsenal striker Freddy Ljungberg joined Carragher in the MNF and fully agreed that the VAR decision was incorrect.
He said, “I agree it’s a free kick outside the penalty area but the secondary connection … for me it is.” [Walker-Peters] His kicks [March’s] a leg. Not the opposite. Both fall off, Walker Peters’ leg comes and goes to March behind his knee.
“This is what surprises me. We have looked at it 15 times, and we’re still not really sure. The second part of me isn’t a penalty for me, I can’t figure out why they were awarded a penalty. I think it’s quite clear that it shouldn’t be a penalty.
Discussing these things with the VAR, I don’t think it’s right [Coote] Made the decision to start with a free kick outside the penalty area, I have no problem with that, but then wait two minutes for the VAR referee to make that decision with Walker Peters hitting in March behind the kneecap – now I have a problem with that.
“As a football fan, I think it gets boring. When it takes that long, you can always find something but not a single player to complain about in real time. Even Walker Peters is running behind the ball to press and then that’s when I feel like we are We got it wrong. “
Hasenhuttl: The Right Decision
The win pushed Southampton to fifth place and coach Hasnotel believes the winning penalty kick was counted correctly.
He said, “I think the penalty kick was inside. It was a little inside the line so it was clear that the call was inside the penalty area and it was a penalty. That’s why we have the VAR.”
“The longer the decision, the more convinced it was a penalty. It’s the right decision. For decisions like that, it’s hard for the referee to see it but it’s easier for the VAR referee.”
Potter: One of those things you have to accept
Brighton coach Graham Potter was in a more receptive mood right after the match, but remained generally unhappy with the result.
Tell Sky Sports: “I didn’t see him again. It seems that the first challenge is outside and I don’t know if there is a second challenge. This is what the referee seemed to be thinking about and this is what it is.”
“I think that’s what they are talking about, whether the infraction is actually seen inside and proven to be true, that is what we use I think. It’s just one of those things that you have to accept.
“From our standpoint, we’re a bit disappointed with our performance in the second half in general. Having said that, I thought it was a perfectly level game. There wasn’t much in it, Southampton got some chances and so did we. I’m disappointed with the result.” “.
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