Howard Webb has confirmed that two red cards should have been handed out in Newcastle’s controversial win over Arsenal earlier this month. The match was fraught with controversy over the use of VAR, mainly due to Anthony Gordon’s winning goal being allowed to stand in spite of a potential foul in the build-up.
The match officials were also criticised for only showing Kai Havertz a yellow card for a full-blooded lunge on Sean Longstaff, while Bruno Guimaraes went unpunished for striking Jorginho in the head with his arm in a separate incident. PGMOL chief Webb has since confirmed that both players should have been sent off in another low point for VAR in the Premier League this season.
Speaking on Match Officials Mic’d Up, Webb said: “Quite a busy game wasn’t it? A couple of situations, that in the cold-light-of-day analysis that we go through, going forward, we would expect red cards in both of those situations.”
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