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West Ham’s goal against Chelsea receives verdict from Premier League officials

The referee’s body of the Premier League has accepted that the video assistant referee ( VAR) made a mistake in a game between Chelsea and West Ham United.

The VAR made decisions against West Ham United and Crystal Palace against Chelsea and Crystal Palace respectively on Saturday, September 3rd, 2022. Both teams scored goals which were allowed by the on-field referees but the VAR referee agreed otherwise with the decision.

The decisions were frowned upon by a lot of football supporters around the world. Many of them have complained that the VAR is not expected to reverse debatable calls that have already been made.

However, the PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) will fully co-operate and collaborate with the Premier League’s request, using the outcome as part of an ongoing assessment of weekly performances and the development of its match officials going forward.

West Ham were denied a 90th-minute equaliser when Maxwel Cornet’s effort was ruled out after Jarrod Bowen was judged to have fouled Edouard Mendy in the build-up. Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell turned the ball into his own net and referee Michael Salisbury ruled it out for a foul by Joe Willock on goalkeeper Vicente Guaita, though Newcastle felt the midfielder was himself pushed by Mitchell.