Aston Villa goal chalked off vs Crystal Palace
Perhaps the biggest VAR talking point on Saturday in the Premier League occurred at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace beat Aston Villa 1-0, as the Eagles moved into fourth place.
Jordan Ayew was the hero for Palace, scoring for a second week running.
However, Villa fans were furious that a goal was chalked off in the dying stages after a foul was called against a challenge on Jack Grealish in the build-up.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) August 31, 2019
Highlights: Crystal Palace 1- Aston Villa 0
Youri Tielemans vs Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson
But Villa fans weren’t the only ones feeling aggrieved on Saturday.
Should Leicester have been reduced to 10-men against Bournemouth?
Fans are sharing pictures on social media of a Youri Tielemans ‘stamp’ on Callum Wilson.
Not only did Tielemans escape a booking, but he scored and assists in the 3-1 Leicester win.
After the match, Wilson also vented about the Tielemans challenge.
— Strategy FPL (@StrategyFPL) August 31, 2019
That Tielemans challenge on Callum Wilson looks horrific in the replays. Missed the ball by a mile. Wilson so lucky not to have his ankle snapped. How on earth did he not get a red for that?
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) August 31, 2019
Callum Wilson: "[Tielemans] missed the ball and went over the top on to my ankle. If it's not clear and obvious then I don't know what is. I'd like to watch [it] back and see why it wasn't [a red]. He went straight over the top and on my shin. He almost broke my ankle."#AFCB
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) August 31, 2019
West Ham’s Sébastien Haller should’ve won a penalty vs Norwich
West Ham beat Norwich 2-0 at the London Stadium yesterday.
But should the margin of victory have been greater?
Sébastien Haller has found his scoring touch in recent weeks.
Sebastien Haller has three goals in his last two games for West Ham 🔥pic.twitter.com/3kelmIODPE
— Goal (@goal) September 1, 2019
After a double against Brighton, Haller scored again in the 2-0 win over the Canaries.
However, the ref turned down a penalty call when Haller was wiped out in the Norwich box.
Why didn’t VAR overturn the call?
— Scott M Davis (@DenverWestHam) September 1, 2019
Newcastle’s goal vs Watford shouldn’t have counted
At St James’ Park, Newcastle, fresh from winning at Tottenham, came from behind to draw with Watford.
Will Hughes opened for the Hornets, who are still winless this term.
However, Fabian Schar levelled for the Magpies minutes before the break.
The Athletic’s Adam Leventhal has since confirmed that VAR missed a handball in the build-up to Newcastle’s leveller.
Watford were screwed over by human error.
Re the #NUFC goal v #WatfordFC today. Have had it confirmed that VAR did simply miss the handball in build up to Schär’s goal & it should have been ruled out. Too late now obviously, but reminder VAR not immune from human error.
— Adam Leventhal (@AdamLeventhal) August 31, 2019