Questions had been raised once more over the usual of refereeing and VAR  after Crystal Palace felt onerous completed by following their 1-3 loss to Liverpool at Selhurst Park on Sunday. 

Two Andrew Robertson assists within the second half meant that the Eagles had been handed a steep, upward battle from the offset of the second half, however an Odsonne Edouard objective gave the house crowd an injection of optimism on the hour mark. 

The hope of a leveller fizzled out of existence, although, when Kevin Buddy, the referee for the sport, controversially gave Liverpool a penalty after checking the VAR monitor for a foul from Vicente Guaita on Diogo Jota, simply when momentum was in Palace’s favour.

After the sport, claims had been made that Roberto Firmino was offside within the buildup to Liverpool’s second objective, whereas rage amongst the Crystal Palace backroom nonetheless filtered across the stadium over the late penalty name.

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Requested concerning the choice, Vieira lamented: “Doable offside is a phrase that isn’t acceptable in our world – he’s offside, or he isn’t offside.

“He both has an impression on the sport, or he doesn’t have an effect on the sport. He had an impression on the scenario, so he should be offside.

“On the penalty, I don’t even need to discuss it as a result of I don’t need to be disrespectful to the referee as we speak.

“I can’t perceive how he managed to award that penalty – I checked out each single angle, and I nonetheless don’t perceive how that may be a penalty.

“That call took our hope away to get again into the sport and to get some extent. That was a very poor choice by the referee.”

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  • Jota was sensible, however contact is a part of the game

Persevering with his concentrate on the refereeing selections made inside the recreation on Sunday, Vieira went into element as to why he felt Liverpool’s penalty was tender.

The Frenchman reinstated: “The rationale behind that was having these conferences with the referees and them explaining to coaches that contact is a part of the sport.

“If there was a scenario resembling that, the place it’s not an apparent contact, there wasn’t going to be any penalties awarded.

“I imagine whenever you’re Jota, who I imagine was fairly sensible, on the identical time, the referee or the VAR was fairly naive.

“There was no approach that Jota may get the ball again and attempt to rating.”

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