10 Apr Tottenham 1-Zero Manchester Metropolis: ‘It was at all times going to be a penalty’ – Clattenburg defends VAR utilization in Spurs-Man Metropolis
The previous referee backed Bjorn Kuipers’ choice to name a handball on Danny Rose in Tuesday’s Champions League match
Longtime referee Mark Clattenburg says Bjorn Kuipers was spot on in awarding Manchester Metropolis an early penalty towards Tottenham on Tuesday.
Kuipers went to VAR early on in Tuesday’s Champions League encounter, checking for an obvious handball within the field.
The overview revealed that the ball had struck the outstretched arm of Danny Rose, prompting Kuipers to level to the spot, award a penalty and hand Rose a yellow card for the incident.
Clattenburg, who presided over various main matches together with the 2016 Champions League closing and the Euro 2016 closing, says Kuipers made the best choice and used VAR accurately within the scenario.
“Consistent with UEFA instruction, referee Bjorn Kuipers was proper to award Manchester Metropolis a penalty when Danny Rose dealt with as he slid to dam Raheem Sterling’s shot,” Clattenburg wrote for the Each day Mail.
“Rose’s arm was exterior his physique and that, say UEFA, means the Spurs defender is making himself greater. UEFA issued this instruction after related incidents within the Champions League earlier within the season.
“It was at all times going to be a penalty as soon as it was referred to VAR and Rose knew it, you may inform by the best way his physique slumped.”
It proved no actual matter, although, as Sergio Aguero went on to overlook from the spot with Hugo Lloris making a diving save.
Clattenburg added that he feels some noticed Manchester Metropolis’s lack of protest as a cause to not go to VAR, however the former referee says Premier League gamers don’t anticipate these penalties to be given because of the league’s lack of VAR.
And Clattenburg, who added that “we do not need VAR to damage the sport with too many checks”, says that Kuipers dealt with the incident nicely
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“That is essential, a referee ought to at all times make the ultimate name,” he stated.
“If not, you spend the following 5 minutes worrying about whether or not the choice was proper.”
Spurs sealed a 1-Zero win behind a Son Heung-min aim forward of the second leg on the Etihad subsequent Wednesday.