11 Nov VAR made right Alexander-Arnold choice however, the Premier League is wrong – Clattenburg
The prior swimmer considers VAR took into consideration a preceding handball by Bernardo Silva
Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has agreed with the VAR telephone that enabled Liverpool’s opening goal against Manchester City to stand, however states that the Premier League justification was wrong.
The Reds took the lead throughout Fabinho’s sixth-minute attack, but VAR had been made to check into a prospective handball by Trent Alexander-Arnold from the build up.
Regardless of the ball striking the Liverpool defender’s arm, the goal came, much to the anger of the City players and coaching employees.
And Clattenburg has agreed with the conclusion, but considers the rationale behind it from the Premier League was faulty.
The prior argued a handball out of City’s Bernardo Silva has been the proper reason the target stood, rather than the Premier League excuse that Alexander-Arnold’s wasn’t a deliberate handball.
“VAR and Michael Oliver produced the appropriate call in permitting Fabinho’s first goal to stand, but I disagree with the rationale that the Premier League have supplied,” Clattenburg informed the MailOnline.
“There were strong suggestions in the time that the campaign ought to be disallowed and a penalty given to Manchester City since Trent Alexander-Arnold had managed at the opposite end moments prior to the objective.
“But it’s the arm of Manchester City forwards Bernardo Silva that deflects the ball on Alexander-Arnold and that’s the reason why, for me personally, play shouldn’t be attracted back.
“In case Silva’s arm doesn’t divert the ballthen , I feel a punishment should have been given as Alexander-Arnold’s arm is at an unnatural place and he’s using it to make himself larger.
“This is the reason why I don’t understand that the Premier League excuse that it wasn’t a deliberate handball.”
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City boss Pep Guardiola was spotted firmly vibration referee Michael Oliver’s hands and repeating the words,”thank you a lot”, in a humorous tone following the game, but refused to be drawn to any disagreement surrounding VAR.
The defeat leaves City in fourth place going into a different global break, nine points behind league leaders Liverpool.
The reduction in Anfield also condemned Guardiola to his worst start to a year in his entire managerial career, together with City’s total of 25 points the weakest the Spaniard has won later 12 matches to an effort.