Three games, three WRONG decisions! Premier League admits VAR made incorrect call in every game on Thursday evening as they concede Southampton and Manchester United shouldn’t have been awarded penalties… while Spurs were robbed of one of their own

  • Premier League admitted that three VAR calls made on Thursday were incorrect
  • Manchester United and Southampton should not have been awarded penalties 
  • Jose Mourinho was furious after Tottenham were denied an obvious spot-kick 
  • The wrong decisions will cast further doubt over the controversial technology 
  • The top flight match centre sensationally confirmed the errors in the evening

The Premier League have sensationally admitted that three VAR calls made on Thursday evening were incorrect, casting further doubt over the effectiveness of the controversial technology.

Manchester United and Southampton were awarded contentious penalties during their top flight clashes – with Bruno Fernandes netting for the top four chasers and James Ward-Prowse cracking his effort against the woodwork.

And Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho was understandably left incensed after his side were denied a seemingly blatant spot-kick when Bournemouth star Joshua King had bundled over Harry Kane. 

The Premier League admitted three VAR decisions made on Thursday were actually incorrect

The Premier League admitted three VAR decisions made on Thursday were actually incorrect

Manchester United and Southampton were given penalties but Tottenham had been denied

Manchester United and Southampton were given penalties but Tottenham had been denied

BBC presenter Dan Walker confirmed the top flight match centre had conceded that several glaring errors were made in games which affected matters at both ends of the standings.

The drama began on the south coast with relegation strugglers Bournemouth, who were handed a reprieve after King’s apparent shove on Kane inside the home side’s penalty area. 

Mourinho was visibly angered on the touchline after replays showed the coming together merited a spot-kick, and Tottenham were later forced to settle for a goalless draw which dented their hopes of securing European football.

The BBC's Dan Walker confirmed the top flight match centre had conceded errors were made

The BBC’s Dan Walker confirmed the top flight match centre had conceded errors were made

Harry Kane was bundled over inside the box by Joshua King but no spot kick was awarded

Harry Kane was bundled over inside the box by Joshua King but no spot kick was awarded

Jose Mourinho was left visibly angered on the touchline after Spurs' appeals fell on deaf ears

Jose Mourinho was left visibly angered on the touchline after Spurs’ appeals fell on deaf ears

The other game contested early on Thursday evening was at Goodison Park and Southampton were given a contentious opportunity to break the deadlock from 12 yards. 

Midfielder Ward-Prowse fell into the upright Andre Gomes, and that coming together was deemed to be a penalty. But justice was served after the same Southampton star directed his strike against the crossbar, and once again Premier League chiefs were left red-faced.

Fernandes made no mistake at Villa Park, however, after tangling with Ezri Konsa. The home side’s defender was harshly judged to have swept out the Portuguese playmaker’s legs from underneath him, despite also being trodden on, and VAR stuck with the on-field decision.

James Ward-Prowse earned a contentious penalty after a collision with Everton's Andre Gomes

James Ward-Prowse earned a contentious penalty after a collision with Everton’s Andre Gomes

But the Southampton midfielder inadvertently ensured justice was served by hitting the bar

But the Southampton midfielder inadvertently ensured justice was served by hitting the bar

Bruno Fernandes made no mistake from 12 yards in Manchester United's win on Thursday

Bruno Fernandes made no mistake from 12 yards in Manchester United’s win on Thursday

The playmaker won a penalty from Ezri Konsa and fired United into the lead against Aston Villa

The playmaker won a penalty from Ezri Konsa and fired United into the lead against Aston Villa

The United superstar coolly sent Pepe Reina the wrong way, before further goals from Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba plunged Dean Smith’s team into further trouble.

Even Old Trafford great Peter Schmeichel, who also played for Villa, believed the wrong call had been made.

The ongoing storm surrounding the video officiating led Mourinho to insist that ‘everyone in the world’ knew Tottenham should have been given a penalty at Bournemouth.

He told Sky Sports: ‘The game had the most important moment – you know when, you know who – and I don’t want to say anything more in relation to that because everyone knows and I don’t need to say much more. Everybody knows.

Peter Schmeichel vented his anger on Twitter, branding VAR's lack of intervention as 'a joke'

Peter Schmeichel vented his anger on Twitter, branding VAR’s lack of intervention as ‘a joke’

Mourinho insisted 'everyone in the world' knew Tottenham should have been given a penalty

Mourinho insisted ‘everyone in the world’ knew Tottenham should have been given a penalty

‘The same referee that was the VAR against Sheffield United. In the world, everybody knows that is a penalty. And I say everybody, I mean everybody. It’s not just my opinion, everyone in the world, everybody knows that is a penalty. And when I say everybody, I say everybody, everybody.

‘I am not saying that Harry Kane scores 100 per cent of his penalties, but it is very very high. Normally at minute five we would be winning 1-0 against a team in trouble, I think the game would be completely different.

‘Like Sheffield, the man of the match was not one of the players. But at Sheffield I could blame myself and the players, today I could not do that.’

source: dailymail.co.uk

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