The officers answerable for failing to award a flagrant penalty to Wolves in opposition to Manchester United have been faraway from this weekend’s Premier League schedule.
Referee Simon Hooper, VAR Michael Salisbury and assistant VAR Richard West have all been missed for appointments after deciding United goalkeeper Andre Onana had not dedicated a foul on Saka Kalajdzic regardless of knocking him to the bottom.
Wolves boss Gary O’Neil stated he had acquired an apology from refereeing chief Jon Moss for the error and that the officers concerned won’t be accountable for video games this weekend.
PGMOL chief Howard Webb desires officers to take extra duty for incorrect choices this season and has been in touch with Wolves.
As Wolves pressed for a late equalizer after Raphael Varane’s objective for United, goalkeeper Onana rushed off his line to assert a cross, however fully misjudged its flight.
Man United’ keeper Andre Onana (centre black shirt) clatters Wolves’ Sasa Kalajdzic (proper)
Despite clear contact with Kalajdzic in stoppage time, Onana was not penalized
Onana wildly missed the ball after attempting to catch a cross and clattered into Sasa Kalajdzic – however VAR determined to not award a penalty or urge Simon Hooper to evaluate replays himself
Kalajdzic spoke to the referees on the finish of the sport after he was denied a penalty
Wolves boss Gary O’Neil (proper) was booked for his response to the penalty kick
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Onana slammed into Wolves striker Kalajdzic, who was leaping for the ball with Craig Dawson, sparking loud protests from the away facet and their supporters.
On-field referee Hooper didn’t level to the penalty spot and was not suggested to observe the incident on the fieldside monitor after replays have been investigated by VARs Salisbury and West. United held on for a gap evening win.
An irate O’Neil was booked for his response after which described his dialog with Moss, who directs the Premier League referees.
“I spoke to Jon Moss and played fair against him. He apologized and said it was a blatant penalty and it should have been given,” stated O’Neil. “It probably made me feel worse.
“When you know you were right about something, you feel worse when you leave a game with nothing.”
Wolves had a lot of grievances with officers final season and had a minimum of one apology from refereeing chief Howard Webb. O’Neil added: “I don’t think the officials are trying to favor one side.
“I just think it’s human nature. If there’s a decision you’re unsure about, everyone would be influenced by the Old Trafford crowd and the fact that it’s Manchester United.
Onana misjudged the flight of a cross and rattled Kalajdzic as he went for a header
Hooper has been dropped from this weekend’s Premier League appointments list following the incident
Michael Salisbury, who sent Jonny van Wolves off last season, was also overlooked
“That’s why I think the VAR should be able to help more in those situations. Before speaking to Jon Moss, I was told it wasn’t an obvious and obvious mistake.
It looked like the keeper almost knocked our centre-forward’s head off. If you go for the ball and the player clatters that hard, it’s a penalty.
“At first I thought the referee came by to look at the screen, but unfortunately he booked me and not Onana for crushing our centre-forward.
“I understand the rules (to stick to the decisions on the pitch as much as possible), but I don’t fully accept it. Hopefully we will get our fair share of decisions throughout the season.”
But when requested if it was a penalty, Onana stated: ‘No, goalkeepers make decisions, sometimes you’re proper, typically you’re not.
“I made a decision and I am responsible for everything. For me it was contact between two big guys and nothing happened. But for us the most important thing was to win and I’m happy with the win.
“Of course I was confident (it wouldn’t be given).”
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