Cesar Azpilicueta confirmed the apparent following Chelsea’s draw at Manchester United, stating Harry Maguire’s arms have been round his neck and shoulder because the Blues pleaded for a penalty.
The Chelsea captain was hauled to the ground by Maguire contained in the United field, nonetheless, no penalty was given regardless of the actual fact the VAR had a have a look at it.
VAR later mentioned in an announcement: “The incident was checked and the VAR did have a look at it, however didn’t really feel it was a transparent and apparent error to not award the penalty.”
It was clear and apparent to Azpilicueta although, who believes referee Martin Atkinson ought to have been instructed to have a look at his pitchside monitor and overview the incident.
He instructed Sky Sports activities: “On the pitch, sure I felt it was. I felt his arms round my neck and shoulder.
“The referee could make the choice and VAR is there. It’s troublesome however I might encourage the referee to go and have a look at the monitor. It’s there to assist so why not take 20 seconds to go and overview it?
“Contact occurs in soccer and I don’t say all contact is a penalty. No, removed from that. However all of us have to work collectively to make the sport higher.”
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard echoed Azpilicueta’s view on the incident, having been left bemused on the lack of assist from the VAR.
Lampard mentioned: “I assumed it was a transparent penalty. Clear penalty.
“Clearly I didn’t see on the time from the place I’m standing. They’re onerous requires referees on the pitch, however the VAR was very fast to dismiss it in my view.
“I believe they need to have taken time, suggested the referee to look at the monitor.
“I believe if he watches the monitor, he has to offer the penalty if he sees it again once more, so it’s very complicated.”
The choice probably denied Chelsea a useful three factors with the sport ending goalless, nonetheless, Edouard Mendy did nicely to disclaim Marcus Rashford on two separate events.